Athlete's Foot

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Peoria, AZ

Athlete's Foot

Athlete's Foot

Welcome to Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, where your foot health is our top priority. Led by Dr. Kaveh Panahi, our team is dedicated to providing expert care and effective treatments for a variety of foot conditions, including athlete's foot. Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a common fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet, and it is something that many people will encounter at least once in their lives.

Athlete's Foot Q&A

What is Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus that thrives in warm, moist environments such as showers, gyms, and pool decks. Common symptoms include itching, burning, redness, peeling skin, and sometimes a noticeable odor. It’s called "athlete's foot" because athletes frequently encounter the fungus in sports facilities where the infection spreads easily.

What Are The Symptoms and How Is It Diagnosed?

At Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, diagnosis begins with a thorough examination of the affected area. Dr. Panahi may recommend a skin test to confirm the presence of fungal elements. Recognizing symptoms early and seeking treatment can prevent the spread of the infection to other parts of the body or to other people.

What Are The Treatment Options?

We offer a variety of treatment solutions tailored to the severity and nature of the infection. Treatments include:

  • Topical Antifungal Medications: These are applied directly to the skin and are effective in most mild to moderate cases.
  • Oral Antifungal Medications: For more severe or persistent infections, oral medications may be necessary to fully eradicate the fungus.
  • Foot Care Education: Dr. Panahi and our team also provide education on proper foot hygiene and preventive measures to avoid recurrence.

What Are The Preventive Measures?

Prevention is key in managing athlete’s foot. We educate our patients on maintaining dry and clean feet, using antifungal powders or sprays as a preventive measure, and wearing appropriate footwear in communal areas.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Kaveh Panahi at Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons brings extensive experience and a patient-focused approach to foot care. Our clinic is equipped with the latest in medical technology to provide the highest standard of care.

Call to Action

Don’t let athlete’s foot affect your quality of life. Call us today at 623.439.2200 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kaveh Panahi, or visit our online portal to book your visit conveniently. At Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, we’re committed to helping you step comfortably and confidently.


At Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, we understand the challenges that come with foot conditions like athlete's foot. With state-of-the-art treatments and personalized care plans from Dr. Kaveh Panahi, we help our patients achieve optimal foot health. Contact us today to start your journey to healthier feet.