Ankle and Foot Skin Issues

Learn more about various skin problems that affect ankles and feet:

  • Athlete's Foot - Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that often begins as a common skin inflammation in the webs of the toes or soles of the feet.
  • Cracked Heels - Cracked heels are a common foot problem caused by dry skin on the bottom of the foot. When the cracks are deep, they are painful to stand on, may become infected, and the skin can bleed.
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes that can cause numbness and tingling to the toes and feet.
  • Ingrown Toenail - Ingrown toenails are a common problem when toenails grow into the corner or side of the surrounding skin, causing painful swelling, redness, and in some cases, an infection.
  • Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris) - Plantar warts (feet) are noncancerous, but contagious skin growths that can be painful and bleed easily, caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin.
  • Toenail Fungus - Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that grows under the nail in the nail bed. It can cause the nail to thicken, yellow or darken, and the edge of the nail may grow ragged and crumble.