Skin Tags of the feet

skin tag is a small piece of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. Skin tags are usually not dangerous but they should be evaluated and monitored by a foot and ankle specialist and in some cases tested to determine whether or not further treatment is required. They can be found anywhere on the body including the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, the feet or in the groin area.  Skin tags are most commonly seen in women and the elderly.

Skin tags usually don’t cause any pain. However, they can become irritated if anything rubs on them.

How Are Skin Tags Treated?

While most skin tags are harmless, if they do become irritated and painful the treatment of choice is removal of the lesion. The foot and ankle specialists at Foot Care Centers are experts in evaluating and treating skin lesions of the feet and lower legs and can remove a skin tag in the office.  If you think you may have a skin tag on your feet, ankles or lower legs please call the Foot Care Centers today to schedule an appointment.

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