There’s a fungus among us! 😜🦶🍄

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Tonya Olson

Dr. Tonya Olson, MSPT, DPT
Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Certified Manual Physical Therapist

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When there is recurrent and persistent cracking on your foot, on the heels or on the ball of the foot as in this picture.

🌵The first consideration should be that the skin is profoundly and chronically dry, often with callous formation. If this is the case, aggressive moisturizing and exfoliating the dry skin and callous resolve the issue.

**See the picture of the Kerasal overnight treatment that comes with gel heel socks.**

If treating for dryness doesn’t work, then think fungus🍄🦶

Fungal infections are common among athletes or those whose feet are subject to prolonged exposure to warm, wet environments. Think-running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️, hiking 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️, sports⛹️‍♀️⛹️

**Treatment options to consider are: powders (Zeosorb), cream (Tinactin), or sprays (Lotramin)**

**Use as directed and consistently as both treatment and prevention. Of course, Prevention is Always Better!!**

**for more information on footcare strategies for endurance athletes, see the link in Bio and/or the lastest edition of the book “Fixing Your Feet”**