Overland Park Office - 10701 Nall Ave., Suite 120, Overland Park, KS 66211
Blue Springs Office - 1050 South Outer Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Overland 913-381-5515
Blue Springs 816-228-9393

Infections of the feet can be caused by a number of issues, including athlete’s foot, ringworm, yeast infections and staph infections, among others. Infections usually take the form of cellulitis, deep-skin and soft-tissue infections, acute osteomyelitis or chronic osteomyelitis.

Cellulitis results in tender, non-raised skin inflammation that is caused by the staph infection.

Deep skin and soft-tissue infections often yield an extremely painful hardening and tenderness of the infected area. Fluid-filled sacs and discharge can be present in severe cases.

Acute Osteomyelitis causes pain near the area of the involved bone. Swollen lymph nodes and fever are a common symptom.

Chronic Osteomyelitis is accompanied by fever, discharge, pain and deep penetrating ulcers and sinus tracks.

If you’ve show signs of infection, contact your doctor immediately before the problem worsens. Antibiotics, surgery or amputation are the most common treatments of foot infection, depending on the degree of the problems.

Contact Dr. Fleishman if you have foot or ankle issues and need prompt and professional attention – Overland Park: 913-381-5515 or Blue Springs: 816-228-9393.