Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the feet and is also referred to as ringworm, this is a clinical condition and the medical term is tinea pedis. It is a common, contagious skin infection and occurs when a fungus grows (usually) between the toes but it can infect the soles of the feet. A Toenail Fungus infection is called Onychomycosis, or ringworm of the nail.
Athlete's foot infections are not limited to athletes!
You are susceptible to an athlete’s foot infection when you come into direct contact with contaminated surfaces, have continually wet feet or injure your nail. Athlete’s foot spreads rapidly in communally used areas such as showers and swimming pools. It can also be passed on by other people who have the infection, so don’t share their towels, shoes, socks or anything else.