Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying “I like to see a man proud of the place he lives.” When our nation’s 16th president was speaking of having pride in where one lives, he surely must have been visiting Texas. There are more than a couple of tell-tale signs that someone is a Texan, including our vast knowledge of BBQ, the “yes, ma’am” or “yes, sir” we extend to everyone, and even our unabashed Texas pride. The tell-tale signs of psoriasis tend to be a bit more visual than those examples and recognizing them is the first step in getting the care you need.
Psoriasis is a fairly common condition that affects the life cycle of skin cells and causes them to build up rapidly. This is a chronic condition and there are times when symptoms are better than at other times. Psoriasis symptoms include:
- Silvery scales covering red patches—which can vary greatly in size—of skin.
- Small scaling spots.
- Dry, cracked skin that is more susceptible to bleeding.
- Soreness, itching, or burning in the affected area.
- Pitted, ridged, or thickened nail tissue.
- Stiff and swollen joints.
If you recognize any of these signs of psoriasis on your feet, you need to seek professional treatment. Fortunately, if you live in or near Richardson, TX, we can help. Our staff will first provide an accurate diagnosis and ensure that this is the condition you are experiencing. Then we will create a treatment plan that may involve oral or topical medications and possibly some light therapy. Richardson Podiatry Associates is committed to providing effective care for our patients, so contact us today by calling (972) 690-5374 or using our online form to schedule your appointment.