Skin Conditions

Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Rancho, NM, South Valley, NM, Edgewood, NM & Grants, NM

When you have pain or mobility issues because of a skin condition on your foot, you can find solutions at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico. At their offices in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, South Valley, Edgewood, and Grants, New Mexico, the podiatry team is skilled in diagnosing plantar warts, athlete’s foot, and other skin conditions. The physicians customize conservative therapies or surgery to improve the health of your foot. Learn more about treatment options for skin conditions by calling the location nearest you or by booking an appointment online today.

Skin Conditions Q & A

What are common skin conditions?

The team at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico diagnoses and treats a variety of skin conditions that affect your feet. Some of the most common conditions they care for include:

Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a highly contagious fungal infection. The infection typically starts between your fourth and fifth toe and can spread if left untreated.

Corns and calluses

Corns and calluses are part of your body’s natural defense system. When your foot is frequently irritated by shoes that are too tight, your body produces thick patches of skin in response to the friction and pressure.

Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails describe a condition where your toenail begins growing into the nearby skin. Ingrown nails can be painful and lead to an infection.

Plantar warts

Plantar warts are noncancerous growths that develop on your heel, sole, or the ball of your foot due to the human papillomavirus (HPV). These warts appear rough and discolored with a dark spot in the middle.

If you notice new growths or other changes in the skin of your feet, schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the providers at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico.

How are skin conditions diagnosed?

The podiatry team at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico can often diagnose skin conditions affecting your feet through a physical exam.

Once they confirm your condition, the providers customize a treatment plan that focuses on relieving your symptoms and preventing additional complications.

How are skin conditions treated?

There are a variety of treatment options available at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico for skin conditions. These options include:


Medications can ease the discomfort that develops due to a skin condition. You may also need antifungal medications to treat athlete’s foot or antiviral medications to deal with plantar warts.

In-office procedures

If you have an ingrown toenail or painful corns or calluses, your podiatrist can safely remove the affected nail or thickened skin during an in-office procedure.


Surgery is a treatment option when ingrown toenails aren’t treatable with conservative therapies. Outpatient procedures to remove part or all of your toenail can reduce the recurrence of ingrown nails and prevent infections.

The podiatry team also provides resources to help you improve your foot hygiene and reduce your risk for additional skin conditions.

If you need treatment for a skin condition on your foot, call Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico or request a consultation online today.