5 Soft Tissue Pathologies of the Foot

Module Introduction

Develop a plan of care for various soft tissue pathologies of the foot.

Module Topics

This module will cover the following topics / concepts:

  1.   Define each of the following common foot problems: a) callus b) corns c) blister d) cellulitis e) fissures f) onychophosis g) onychocryptosis (ingrown) h) onychogryphosis (ram’s horn) i) onychauxis (thickened) j) tinea pedis (athletes foot) k) hyperhidrosis l) verruca pedis (plantar warts).
  2.   Discuss the cause, symptoms, preventative measures and treatment for each of the foot problems given above

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