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The feet are a soccer player’s primary tool for playing the game. Like a carpenter’s tools, they are subject to wear and tear and must be brown itchy patches on skin maintained properly in order to be used effectively and efficiently. Accordingly, it is essential that players are made aware of the brown itchy patches on skin possible problems that their feet may encounter, to recognize them, and then to promptly get treatment. For youth, it is extremely important for parents to check their children’s feet regularly and to instruct the children to immediately brown itchy patches on skin tell their parents if they see or feel something different brown itchy patches on skin or wrong with their feet. Observation is the key because problems must be quickly identified brown itchy patches on skin and treated. A daily inspection routine at bedtime is recommended. Any problem that is allowed to linger untreated can cause brown itchy patches on skin more serious difficulty or result in an extended recovery. It could also result in pain or missed playing time.

Prevention goes a long way toward reducing foot problems. The feet should be kept clean and dry as much brown itchy patches on skin as possible, especially between the toes. They should be washed as soon as possible after exercise. Shower shoes should be used in locker rooms and community brown itchy patches on skin showers. Cleats must always fit properly. Growing feet require purchasing new, properly-fitted, cleats, sometimes as often as each season. Cleats cannot be too small, too large, too long, or too narrow. Padding can be added, especially for the heels. The insides of cleats should be occasionally sprayed with an brown itchy patches on skin anti-fungal or dusted with powder. Socks and all exercise clothing must be washed after each brown itchy patches on skin use. Shin guards should be cleaned on a regular basis. Toenails must be trimmed properly and on a regular basis. Stretching and strengthening of the tendons and muscles that support brown itchy patches on skin the foot and ankle must be done properly and consistently.

Abrasion (scrapes) – an abrasion is a scrape of the outer layer of brown itchy patches on skin the skin caused by contact with an outside object or brown itchy patches on skin rubbing of the shoe. It should be cleaned with soap and water and treated brown itchy patches on skin with an antibiotic cream. It should be covered (dressed) to keep it protected during exercise. If it is painful, an over-the-counter topical anesthetic may be used. If it becomes infected, it should be treated by a doctor.

Athletes foot – athlete’s foot is an infection caused by a fungus and brown itchy patches on skin usually occurs between the toes. It is typically transmitted in moist areas where people walk brown itchy patches on skin barefoot, such as showers or locker rooms. Athlete’s foot can be treated by a number of over-the-counter medications. It is important to continue use of the medication until brown itchy patches on skin absolutely certain that the fungus is gone. Keeping the feet and shoes as dry as possible, and avoiding going barefoot on locker room and shower floors, help prevent the fungus from starting. Shower shoes or sandals are recommended. If the fungus does not go away, it should be treated by a doctor. This is especially true because there is a small chance brown itchy patches on skin that the fungus could become systemic (enter the body). Athletes foot can also be a cause of nail fungus brown itchy patches on skin infections as it can spread to the nail. If you have been affected by nail fungus then take brown itchy patches on skin a look at this txhealthpool.Org – pure nails pro product as it can help your infection.

Blister – A blister is a small pocket of fluid causing a brown itchy patches on skin bump within the upper layers of the skin. This is usually caused by rubbing within the shoes. Most blisters are filled with a clear fluid, however, they can fill with blood or with pus. The body creates the blister in an attempt to protect brown itchy patches on skin the skin underneath. Blisters are common with new shoes. New shoes need to be “broken in” gradually over a period of time. Blisters without pus need to be padded in the hope brown itchy patches on skin that the body can reabsorb the fluid. Broken blisters need to be salved with antibiotic cream and brown itchy patches on skin well padded before exercise. They must then be allowed to air for the skin brown itchy patches on skin to dry out. As the raw skin underneath the blister heals, the dead skin of the outer blister may be cut brown itchy patches on skin away. Open blisters can become infected and any infection should be brown itchy patches on skin treated promptly. There is now concern about methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other kinds of infections to blisters (or other breaks in the skin), so they should be watched carefully. Areas are to be kept clean and dry and shower brown itchy patches on skin shoes used. Infected blisters should be seen by a doctor.

Callus – A callus is a toughened area of skin which has brown itchy patches on skin become thick due to rubbing. Calluses are normal on the feet of soccer players. Problems arise if they are allowed to become too thick. Over-thick calluses need to be trimmed back. Otherwise they can shift or crack. Padding around a callus, typically with a hole cut out in the center, can be helpful. Trimming may be accomplished with a pumice stone, a callus shaver, or even a clean and dry nail clipper. Particularly difficult calluses should be pared down by a podiatrist.

Contusion (bruise) – A contusion, also called a bruise, is caused by blunt force trauma, such as getting kicked, which causes tissue damage, especially the breakage of small blood vessels, allowing blood to seep into the damaged areas. The body reacts by sending in additional blood and fluids, which causes further damage and pain. Small bruises near the top of the skin can appear brown itchy patches on skin quickly with a typical “black and blue” characteristic. Others may be deep within the underlying tissue. Deep bruises can even go unrecognized until weeks later when brown itchy patches on skin yellow colors appear at the surface. Initial treatment for light bruises should include the “RICE” (rest, ice [cold], compression, elevation) protocol, and later heat. Any indication of unexpected expansion, swelling, hardening, pain, or loss of sensation with a bruise should be seen brown itchy patches on skin by a doctor. These are potential indications of internal bleeding or “compartment syndrome.”

Cyst– A cyst is typically a small, almost round, hard, closed sac which may contain air, fluid, or semi-solid material. Soccer players tend to get cysts containing scar tissue, or another type of cyst called a “ganglion cyst,” often at points where the shoes bend or crease on brown itchy patches on skin the foot. A ganglion cyst is a swelling that often appears on brown itchy patches on skin or around joints or tendons. The actual cause of a cyst is generally unknown. Trying to pop a cyst usually doesn’t help and is likely to make it worse. Surgery is almost always required and, once performed, the cyst usually does not come back.

Loss of toenail, blood underneath – soccer players tend to undergo two situations that can jam brown itchy patches on skin their toenails, either scrapping them on the turf during the performance of brown itchy patches on skin an instep kick or having them stepped on, sometimes resulting in trauma that creates a blood pool underneath brown itchy patches on skin the nail and then the loss of the nail itself. If a toe gets smacked hard enough or repeatedly, the painful bleeding under the toenail that results is called brown itchy patches on skin a subungual hematoma. If a subungual hematoma appears and padding of the toe brown itchy patches on skin is insufficient to allow the player to put on his brown itchy patches on skin shoe and continue practicing, the player needs to promptly go to a competent podiatrist. The podiatrist will likely drain the blood from under the brown itchy patches on skin nail. If done quickly and correctly, this may help keep the nail from falling off. The podiatrist should also check the toe for broken bones. If the toenail does ultimately fall off, it can take up to one year to grow back. Proper padding is essential during this time. It is also important to guard against any type of brown itchy patches on skin fungal infection.

Plantar fasciitis – the plantar fascia is connective tissue on the sole of brown itchy patches on skin the foot, extending from the heel to the toes. Plantar fasciitis is the irritation and/or injury of this tissue. In soccer players, it is often caused by the constant pounding of running brown itchy patches on skin on overly hard surfaces. Diagnosis is made by a doctor, who should also rule out any other possible conditions. There are numerous treatments, including cortisone injections. Others include rest, massage therapy, orthotics, stretching, pain medications, and different shoes. Supplemental padding in the soles and/or heels of soccer shoes is recommended. Warts.Org discusses plantar warts in detail including symptoms, causes and how to treat them if you’re looking for more information.

Plantar warts – plantar warts are caused by a virus which, due to the pressure of the sole of the foot brown itchy patches on skin or the shoe, causes the wart to grow into the skin of the brown itchy patches on skin bottom of the foot or the toes (as compared to a common wart that grows out). The virus can get into the smallest of breaks in brown itchy patches on skin the skin, for example, one that could be caused by the tiniest of pebbles brown itchy patches on skin not removed quickly from a shoe. The first manifestation is a small dot of irregular skin. Untreated, plantar warts quickly expand and grow deeper into the skin, and can spread to other parts of the foot. A podiatrist should be seen immediately. Prevention includes keeping the feet clean and dry, using shower shoes, and keeping foreign matter out of the shoes. Treatment usually involves a form of acid paste which kills brown itchy patches on skin the outer layer of the wart, allowing the dead tissue to be scraped off so that brown itchy patches on skin the body can naturally force the wart to the surface.

Skin fissure (base of, or between toes); cracked skin – A skin fissure is a break or crack in the brown itchy patches on skin skin not caused by injury. It is usually the result of wet skin, often occurring between the toes. Bacterial or fungal infections can get into the cracks. Toes and the spaces between the toes must be kept brown itchy patches on skin clean and dry. Topical treatments appropriate for athletes foot should be applied until brown itchy patches on skin the cracks heal. The base of the heel and other callused areas are brown itchy patches on skin also subject to cracks and large fissures. A similar treatment applies. Proper maintenance of calluses needs to be observed (see section on calluses).

Broken bone – A broken bone is a fracture or loss of continuity brown itchy patches on skin in a bone. It can have any number of causes, but, in soccer, a broken bone in the foot is usually caused by brown itchy patches on skin getting kicked or being stepped on. A broken bone of this type can sometimes be heard brown itchy patches on skin when it happens, but most often is felt and usually brings on pain brown itchy patches on skin and lack of mobility. Activity should immediately cease, the “RICE” protocol initiated, and the player be taken for X-rays and treatment. Treatment usually consists of some form of immobilization (‘boots” or casts) and taking vitamin d supplements which will help the body brown itchy patches on skin absorb calcium needed for bones..

Bone bruise – A bone bruise is an injury which breaks apart the brown itchy patches on skin tissue directly on or around the bone. It usually results from a strong blunt force, such as being kicked, which is insufficient to break the bone itself. A bone bruise can also occur on the heel due brown itchy patches on skin to the pounding of running on hard surfaces. Like a skin or muscle bruise, the tissues continue to break apart when the body sends brown itchy patches on skin blood and fluids to the injury, causing further damage and pain. The pain can be significant and long-lasting. A doctor should be seen for X-rays to confirm that the bone is not broken. An MRI will usually confirm the bone bruise. Treatment ranges from padding and anti-inflammatories to immobilization.

Bone spur – bone spurs are generally small, extra calcium deposits that form on a bone. Many people have them without knowing it. When they interfere with tendon movement, however, they can become painful and debilitating. For soccer players, bone spurs can imitate tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Some success in local treatment may be found with ice brown itchy patches on skin and heat therapy, ibuprofen, and stretching. Otherwise, a doctor should be seen. Further treatment may include surgery.

Sprain – the feet and ankle have an extremely high concentration of brown itchy patches on skin ligaments, which, when they get inappropriately stretched, torn, or severed, result in mild to severe sprains. These injuries occur as a result of unintentionally rolling the brown itchy patches on skin foot inward or outward, hyper-extension, hyper-flexion, and compression. They are generally characterized by severity level, from grade 1 to grade 3. A grade 1 sprain consists of mild damage to a brown itchy patches on skin ligament or ligaments without affecting the overall stability of joints. A grade 2 sprain consists of a partial tear to brown itchy patches on skin a ligament or ligaments, which were stretched to the point that joints become loose. A grade 3 sprain represents complete tears of a ligament brown itchy patches on skin or ligaments, causing instability and lack of function in the joints. Bruising and swelling will almost always occur around the ankle brown itchy patches on skin as a result of the injury. Initial treatment is the “RICE” protocol. Further treatment usually consists of some form of immobilization.

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