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Foot Infections

While it may be tempting to ignore a foot infection and hope it solves itself, the truth is that, if left untreated, certain foot infections can cause serious pain and affect your ability to walk. If you are suffering from a serious foot infection, our specialized NYC foot doctors can offer quick and efficient diagnosis and are able to discuss customized treatment options going forward to restore your health and foot function.


Description

A foot infection is a general way of saying that there is bacteria, fungus, or a virus that has invaded your foot and is causing problems 

Symptoms

Swelling, redness, and skin that is hot to the touch. Pus may be present. A foot infection can involve the whole foot or be limited to a particular pocket of infection. If the infection is left too long, it can invade the bone or your blood stream. This can result in amputation or death. Foot infections can be very serious, so please seek treatment right away.

Treatment Options

Medication both orally and on your foot. Sometimes cleaning out the infection in the operating room is necessary, if the infection has been left too long.

Treatment Option Description (with Duration)

Very dependent upon the situation. A simple infection may only need topical or oral medications. Some may require IV antibiotics in the hospital. In the event of a severe infection, hospitalization, surgery, and IV medication will be needed, as well as specialized wound dressings and after care in a special facility or by a certified home health aide. 

Expected Outcome

Resolution of infection

Stay Healthy and Happy With Our Customized Foot Infection Treatments 

If you have a foot infection, or you're suffering from any other kind of foot/ankle pain, our award-winning NYC foot doctors can offer fully customized treatments to suit your lifestyle and budget. Serving the Downtown and Midtown Manhattan areas of NYC, we help you get back to healthy and happy living. Call us at 917-398-3668 or book an appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: It depends on what type of germ is causing the infection. Typically a sample is taken and sent to a lab for evalaution and the medicine is chosen from that.
Answer: This can typically happen from a germ getting into your foot through a small cut or crack in your skin where the germ will then cause an infection
Answer: Diabetics are more prone to foot infections but anyone can get them.

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