Athletes’ foot is a type of fungal infection to the skin of the feet caused by the fungus Tinea Pedis. It gains it’s name by being common in athletes who share locker rooms and shower facilities and who commonly have sweaty socks and feet from competing in athletics.
High sugar content in the blood deteriorates the nerves of the feet, often resulting in painful numbness called neuropathy. The big problem here is that diabetic patients lose their protective sensation.
Are your toes starting to make your feet look more like a claw? Do you have a buckling in your toes making it painful to wear your shoes? A hammertoe is most likely the culprit. A hammertoe is an abnormal flexing at the joints of any of the toes.
How do you tell if you have flat feet or collapsed arches? There really isn’t a “perfect” foot type. More Americans have symptoms of flat collapsed arches than high arches. Flat feet and collapsed arches can be caused by different things.