Juvenile plantar dermatosis

This is a problem that is cause by modern footwear and is more common in males, usually during puberty. It causes the sole of the foot to become red, hot and sore with a glazed appearance. The inflammation is triggered by friction of the sole of the foot inside an ill-fitting synthetic shoe or trainer. It has become particularly common in recent years since trainers became fashionable. Changing to leather footwear and wearing cotton socks may relieve the problem. Above all else it is important that the footwear fits well and the sole of the foot is not sliding against the insole of the shoe. Emollients or ointments may be required.


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