Common Foot Problems and Their Solutions

Common Foot Problems and Their Solutions

At The Foot Doctor, Dr. Rose Sotolongo has seen almost everything you can imagine as a podiatrist in Ridgeland, MS. Her work has helped prepare her for challenging situations. Here are some of the most common foot problems with treatments.

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that grows between the toes and bottoms of the feet. It causes a white and scaly rash that may burn, itch, and peel. It may even create a nasty odor. Thankfully, this problem is rather easy to manage with our help.

Treatments include antifungal creams, sprays, and powders that can reduce this problem’s spread. Furthermore, preventative methods like avoiding walking barefoot in public bathrooms and showers can keep you from developing this concerning problem.


Bunions are painful bumps on your big toe that can develop due to poorly fitting shoes and other issues. If you're patient, these typically go away with time, though if you get conservative care, they should disappear more quickly and avoid worsening and affecting your gait.

Treatments often include wearing better shoes, trying on padded shoe inserts, and taking pain relievers until the bunion goes away. Surgery might be necessary in some situations, and our team of professionals can help you get the support you need. 


Hammertoes occur when your second, third, or fourth toe points at an odd angle or is bent in the middle of the joint. This problem can cause a lot of pain and is often caused by poorly fitting shoes, genetic risks, weight gain, and other serious problems. 

Typically, our team at The Foot Doctor can help. Dr. Sotolongo is a podiatrist in Ridgeland, MS, who has worked with this problem before. Using inserts or foot pads may help, though surgery may be necessary if this issue worsens or doesn’t get better for you.

Corns and Calluses

When you wear poorly fitting shoes, you might develop corns and calluses. These develop between your toes or the bottom of your feet, respectively, and create patches of dead skin that may be rather thick. Sometimes, they can be very painful and hard to tolerate.

You can soak these areas in warm water and use a wet pumice stone to remove the excessive skin. That said, it’s also possible that you could injure your foot or get an infection. As a result, it’s critical to work with someone you trust to get things done right.

Help Is Available

At The Foot Doctor, Dr. Sotolongo can help you by being the kind of podiatrist Ridgeland, MS, trusts to get problems managed properly the first time. Call us at (601) 206-9101 to schedule an appointment, and we can help you.

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