Intended for healthcare professionals

Common skin disorders of the foot

The podiatrist is a foot specialist, working as part of the healthcare team, but often the GP is the first port of call for the patient. In this article, three commonly presenting foot problems are discussed along with their management. Hyperkeratosis Ð a thickening of the stratum corneum Ð is the problem most commonly presented to the podiatrist. In most cases, its presence signifies mechanical stresses generated by the foot interacting with the ground and footwear.
Dermatology in practice 2000; 8(5): 28–29
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