Athlete's Foot is also known as tinea pedis and is caused by a fungal infection of the skin. This infection gets its name from the fact that athletes commonly contract it from swimming pools, showers, and locker rooms where their bare feet come into contact with fungi. The fungus that causes the infection also thrives in the hot, humid environment of a shoe.
How to Prevent Losing Your Leg
Don't deny you are a diabetic
Anyone who has ever had an elevated blood sugar level is at risk for foot complications. It may be as simple as knowing that once in your life, even during pregnancy, you have had an elevated blood sugar level. If so, you are at risk and must monitor your feet.
You may be surprised to learn that your forefoot carries and balances half of the body's total weight, and is designed to handle significant force and wear-and-tear.
Most children learn to walk at about the time of their first birthday, although some learn months earlier or later. As your child begins to walk, you may have your first questions about what shoes he or she should wear. A growing child will need new shoes frequently, and more questions will arise.