Dermatology

MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Glendale, CA & Palmdale, CA

If you have dermatology problems related to your feet or ankles, such as open sores, plantar warts, toenail fungus, or athlete’s foot, simple treatments are within reach at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists in Glendale and Palmdale, California. Their experienced podiatrists offer comprehensive dermatology services to improve the health of your feet. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Dermatology Q & A

What is dermatology?

Dermatology at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists includes the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of skin conditions related to your feet or ankles. The expert podiatry team offers a variety of treatments for skin problems you or a family member may encounter. 

What are common dermatology conditions?

The podiatrists at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists treat a wide range of dermatology issues, including:

  • Plantar warts
  • Toenail fungus
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Bunions
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Rashes
  • Calluses
  • Blisters
  • Corns
  • Moles

Treatment can restore the health and appearance of your feet and ankles and reduce the risk of infections and other complications.

What are the risk factors for dermatology-related foot problems?

While dermatology problems can happen to anyone, some factors increase your risk of experiencing them. Examples include:

  • Diabetes
  • Allergic reactions
  • Nerve damage
  • Improper footwear
  • Walking barefoot in communal areas
  • Not keeping your feet clean or dry
  • Not trimming your toenails straight across 

Keeping your feet clean and dry, wearing comfortable shoes, maintaining a healthy weight, trimming your toenails regularly, and properly managing diabetes are ways to reduce your risk of dermatology problems in your feet.

How does my podiatrist diagnose dermatology issues?

To determine which type of dermatology problem you may have, the MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists podiatry team reviews your medical history, discusses your symptoms, and evaluates your feet and ankles during a physical exam.

They check your vital signs and may recommend that you undergo blood tests, skin biopsies or swabs, X-rays, or other procedures to diagnose your condition and develop an effective treatment.

What are common dermatology treatments?

Common dermatology treatments available at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists include:

  • Oral or topical medications
  • Bandaging
  • Wart, callus, mole, or corn removal 
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Ingrown toenail removal
  • Debridement (removing dead skin tissue)
  • Skin grafts
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Laser treatments
  • Minor surgery
  • Wearing comfortable shoes

The MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists team personalizes dermatology treatments to restore your foot health and reduce the risk of complications. 

To learn more about comprehensive dermatology services available at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists and find out if they’re right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.