Psoriasis on the Feet

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis varies in its appearance and severity.  It can be recognised by its clear red plaques.  The cause is often unknown but it is often seen in family medical history.

What will I see?

On the soles of the feet the plaques of skin can be thick and scaly.

Around 25% of people with psoriasis have affected.  They can become thickened and flaky.

In some cases yellow pustules can be seen on the palm of the hands and soles of the feet (palmoplantar pustulosis).

When do I seek help?

It is worth making an appointment with your General Practitioner who can provide a diagnosis, agree a care plan and refer you to a specialist if appropriate.  This may include topical or tablet medication and phototherapy.

See More Foot Conditions

If you are still looking for the correct foot condition have a look at our full list of foot conditions or try our virtual foot to help narrow down the conditions to those relevant to you.

If you are having trouble finding the correct foot condition and you are in pain you should make an appointment with the appropriate medical practitioner in your area.