Flaking skin

What causes flaking skin? The most common cause of skin flaking off the foot is athletes foot infection. Other causes include dry skin, eczema, sunburn and a build up of hard skin.

Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis can take different forms according to the fungus in situ and can be associated with itching and an odor in some cases. Everyone’s skin goes through a natural exfoliation process when there are dead cells and therefore flaking can be a reoccurring process.
  • Athletes Foot

    Athletes Foot

    Athlete's foot, also known as Tinea Pedis is a skin infection which is commonly thought to occur amongst athletes and those who wear trainers and other non-breathable footwear.

  • Gout


    Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a build up of uric acid within the body which is a waste product of metabolism.

  • Forefoot Pain

    Forefoot pain often originates from the long metatarsal bones in the foot down and down towards the toes as welll as pain under the ball of the foot. The more common gradual onset injuries include metatarsal stress fracures, bunions and mortons neuroma. Sudden onset or acute injuries result from direct trauma or impact and inlcude fractures and ligament sprains.

  • Skin Conditions

    Skin conditions of the foot are common in sports and most are easiliy avoidable. They include athletes foot, blisters, corns, calluses and verucca. Most can be treated with over the counter remadies but if you think something is wrong then view our advice on whether see a doctor about your foot injury or skin condition.