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Psoriasis of the foot

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Psoriasis of the foot

Psoriasis of the foot is a skin condition notable by its red appearance with silver scales. It is normally found on the scalp, knees, elbows and back, but can appear on any part of the body including the feet. It may be sore and itchy and can sometimes crack and bleed. Psoriasis on the foot is known as palmoplantar psoriasis.

Skin cells grow deep into the skin and gradually rise to the top and fall away. This process in people with healthy skin takes around 1 month, however, in a patient with Psoriasis, this process will take place within a few days causing an excessive build-up of cells on the surface of the skin.

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Although unclear, it is thought that psoriasis is caused by a problem with the immune system and could be genetic. Other factors which can trigger an episode include excessive alcohol use, stress, skin injuries and some prescription medications.

There is no cure for psoriasis, however, there are some medications or creams that can help with the symptoms. Light treatment can also be effective as can lifestyle changes such as diet and cutting down on alcohol use.

We can help with Psoriasis of the foot

For more information regarding Psoriasis, the symptoms, causes and treatment visit https://www.psoriasis.org/advance/when-psoriatic-disease-strikes-the-hands-and-feet/

Although as mentioned above, we are unclear of the true causes of psoriasis of the foot, we can dynamically scan the foot, ensure the foot function is good and if not, correct the foot function with custom foot orthotics to evenly distribute pressure throughout the feet and through the ankle joint, knee, hips and back.

JE Care can help with a wide range of foot conditions. We have partnered with some of the best foot orthotics and arch support manufacturers in the U.K. Along with some of the best technology companies offering state of the art scanning devices. Unrivalled by any competitor is our ability to assess objectively the influence of orthotics not just on the feet but more importantly on the spine and pelvis.

Contact us to discuss your requirements in further detail or book now by calling 01245 961921 or Email: clinic@jecare.co.uk

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