What is Athlete's Foot?

By Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS
August 12, 2015
Category: Uncategorized

What is Athlete’s foot?


Athlete's Foot (tinea pedis) is a skin disease caused by a fungus.  It usually occurs between the toes.  It usually attacks the feet, because wearing shoes creates a dark, warm, humid environment which is where fungus grows.  There are other types of conditions that appear similar to athlete’s foot.  Some other conditions may be caused by reactions to dyes in shoes, eczema, psoriasis, and a disturbance of sweat glands. 

Athlete’s foot was given its name, because it most often appears in sport facilities such as locker rooms, showers, and swimming pools.


  • Inflammation
  • Scaling
  • Blisters
  • Dry skin
  • Itching and burning

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and think you may have athlete’s foot Contact Us today to request an Appointment with Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS at Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic.


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