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By Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC
August 02, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Sweaty Feet   Hyperhidrosis  

It has been a long day and you have been on your feet the entire time. You go to take off your shoes and find that your socks are soaked, your shoes reek, and your feet are plastered in sweat. It doesn’t matter if it is the middle of winter, no matter what you do your feet sweat and it is relentless.  You are embarrassed to take off your shoes at a friend’s house, go to the gym, or wear opened toe shoes due to your condition. At Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC located in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Alan J. Discont and Dr. Krahn can help you beat your sweaty feet woes.

Hyperhidrosis is a condition where the feet begin to excessively sweat. This excessive sweat effects the sole of the foot and in between the toes.  Many people all over the world experience this condition and Dr. Discont and Dr. Krahn treat it regularly. This condition is sometimes caused by a psychological disorder. Anxiety and nervousness amplify this condition. Teens and young adults, usually male, seem to obtain this disorder more commonly than children, adults and the elderly.

Anemia and hyperthyroidism can also cause excessive sweating of the feet. Because the body is out of balance it triggers sweating as a response to the imbalance. The heart tends to speed up and work harder and causes stress on the body. This stress sometimes comes in the form of excessive sweat.

Other less common symptoms of hyperhidrosis are a whitish wet appearance on the foot. An infection typically pairs with the white coloring. If you experience a white sheen to your foot coupled with an infection or anxiety, it is important to call a podiatrist right away to get your feet examined. This could prevent other foot and ankle issues.

Wearing the right kind of footwear can also help sweaty feet. Be sure to buy shoes that are breathable and that do not trap moisture. Also wear socks that are less likely to absorb moisture, cotton tends to be a good material for wicking moisture and preventing feet that are too warm.

Do your feet sweat a lot? Do they sweat even when it is a bitter and cold winter? Call our office at 480-732-0033 or make an appointment online today. Your feet are our number one priority.

By Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC
March 29, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

Yes, dear, they do and what are you going to do about it? Well, let’s start with some facts. The way your perspiration interacts with the bacteria that lives in your shoes is the main offender. Together these two will kill your social life and scare off your friends faster than you can throw those stink bombs in the garbage. Dr. Discont understands this embarrassing foot problem and can offer some suggestions to help.

Prevent foot odor:

  • Always wear socks with closed toe shoes and don’t wear the same pair each day. Give them a rest and alternate them so they can breathe.
  • Use thick soft socks to help with moisture absorption and change them often throughout the day if they become too wet.
  • Sprinkle a nonmedicated baby powder or foot powder to your feet before slipping on your shoes especially on hot days or when you are going to play sports.
  • Stay away from nylon socks or plastic shoes as they do not allow much space for your feet to release their moisture.
  • Practice good foot hygiene to help keep bacteria out and dryness in.
  • Check for fungal infections often to make sure you have not developed athlete’s foot which breeds in these conditions.

If odor won’t quit don’t give up because there are some treatments, you can try from home to correct the problem.

Remedies for foot odor:

  • Soak your feet in black tea for 30 minutes a day – the acid in the tea kills unwanted bacteria.
  • Apply antibacterial ointment cream before bedtime and wrap you’re your feet with plastic wrap to keep the ointment on while you sleep.
  • Electrolysis can reduce the sweating which leads to smelly feet. This requires special equipment to administer but we can guide you in the right direction.

If odor won’t quit you may suffer from Hyperhidrosis, a condition which is inherited and causes excessive sweating in the feet and hands. Simple life changes like hormones can trigger it along with stress, and some medications. Let our specialists give you a hand with your feet and call Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC in our Chandler office at 480-732-0033. Kill the odor before it kills your social life!

Hyperhidrosis, commonly known as the excessive sweating disorder, can occur “with or without the presence of an offensive odour.” The disorder can be caused by underlying conditions, so it’s best to consult a doctor to assess your condition. Sweating can also be induced by situational factors such as stress, as well as an improper diet.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis of the feet, contact Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Presidential candidate Marco Rubio may possibly have hyperhidrosis, which is characterized by excessive sweating throughout the body. Hyperhidrosis can be an anxious condition in which nerves in the body trigger the sweat glands to become overactive and produce more perspiration than necessary. The condition can be caused by many different reasons, including: medications, diabetes, menopause, low blood sugar, overactive thyroid gland, nervous system disorders, disease, or certain types of cancers.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis see Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M.of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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