An infection occurs when a microorganism enters the body. When the body is unable to expel this on its own, the microorganisms, called pathogens, will find home within the body while multiplying rapidly. Because of the quick progression rate and severity of complications, it is imperative to get any potential infection examined by a medical professional.
Infections can occur after any injury that could allow pathogens to enter the body. In terms of the foot and ankle, infections typically manifest in lacerations, cuts, wounds, or ulcers.