There are many different conditions that can affect the health of the skin on your feet, including psoriasis. This is a common skin condition that affects the life cycle of skin cells. More specifically, it causes skin cells to build up a rapid rate, which leads to scaling and itchy, red patches that can be painful.
Psoriasis treatment is centered on stopping skin cells from growing so quickly—the cause of inflammation and plaque formation—and smoothing skin by removing scales.
Home care for psoriasis entails a combination of daily bathing, moisturizing, and getting the right amount of sunlight. It is important to do these in the correct way, so be sure to consult our office for specific tips.
Professional treatment for psoriasis can include topical medications, ultraviolet light therapy, and oral or injected medications. The specific treatment, or combination of treatments, will depend on your condition and situation.
For additional information on psoriasis, or any other foot or ankle condition you are experiencing, contact Richardson Podiatry Center. We provide professional treatment for a wide range of lower limb issues. Call us at (972) 690-5374 and one of our staff members will be glad to assist you. Even better, take a moment right now and fill out our online form to connect with us.