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By Family Foot & Ankle Care PC
November 29, 2021
Category: Foot Issues
Tags: Sweaty Feet   Hyperhidrosis  
Sweaty FeetSweating occasionally is normal. It could be a particularly hot day or you could simply be hitting your workout hard. In these instances, sweating isn’t just normal, it’s expected; however, if you find yourself sweating excessively, particularly in your feet, and for no reason whatsoever you may be wondering what’s going on.

Your Sweaty Feet Could be Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Plantar hyperhidrosis is when people experience excessive sweating of the feet. Men are often more likely than women to develop this issue. The good news is that if your podiatrist determines that you have plantar hyperhidrosis there are ways to several ways to treat it.

Your Hyperhidrosis May Be Secondary

Okay, so what does this mean exactly? This means that you may have an underlying condition that could have brought about hyperhidrosis. So by finding and treating the underlying cause we can often alleviate hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis may be caused by:
  • Menopause
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Intense stress
  • Certain prescription medications such as antidepressants
  • Tuberculosis and other infections
  • Dysautonomia
We’ll Try Conservative Measures First

As is the way for treating most health conditions, your podiatrist will often recommend certain lifestyle changes and simple treatment options first to see if these are effective enough against excessive sweatiness. Only if these treatment options don’t work will your podiatrist turn to more aggressive options. Conservative options include:
  • Applying deodorant or antiperspirant to your feet
  • Applying antifungal powder to the feet
  • Making sure not to wear the same shoes two days in a row
  • Choosing breathable shoes (shoes made from leather or canvas)
  • Wearing moisture-wicking socks
How a Podiatrist Can Help

While a podiatrist can recommend a variety of options to help you manage your sweaty feet, there are instances where you may need to turn to a foot and ankle specialist for more aggressive treatment. One way that a podiatrist treats sweaty feet is with iontophoresis, a painless device that passes mild electrical currents through the feet to temporarily stop sweat glands from producing sweat. Along with iontophoresis, a podiatrist may also recommend Botox injections, which can also temporarily stop excessive sweating for anywhere from 6-9 months.

If you are dealing with sweaty feet and it’s impacting your daily routine or making you uncomfortable, a podiatrist can evaluate your issue and figure out how to get your sweating under control.
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 16, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Sweaty Feet  

Excessive sweating of the feet can be an embarrassing problem that can also lead to infection. Learn how to deal with sweaty feet through sweaty feetthese tips.

Most people only notice sweating during hot weather or stressful situations. However, some have a condition called hyperhidrosis, which makes them genetically predisposed to sweating more often than the average person. Because the feet have plenty of sweat glands, they are one of the most common areas for hyperhidrosis to occur. With the skin constantly exposed to moisture, the feet are more susceptible to odor and infection.

Controlling this frustrating problem can involve one or more of the following techniques:

Medication

Talking about your sweaty feet may feel uncomfortable, but it's important to discuss your symptoms with a podiatrist to devise the best treatment for you. Many people respond well to prescription­strength antiperspirants. These contain a higher concentration of aluminum chloride than that found in store­bought products.

There is reported success with injections of botulinum toxin to stop the sweat glands' production. These treatments typically last between 3 and 9 months. There is also the possibility of using oral medications, called anticholinergics, but these can produce undesirable side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, and visual disturbances with long­term use.

Proper hygiene

People with hyperhidrosis must follow a strict hygiene regimen to combat their condition. Washing daily with antibacterial soap will help control infection and odor. Your feet should be dried thoroughly after bathing and powder such as cornstarch should be applied. Socks should be made of synthetic, breathable materials designed to draw moisture away from your feet. Cotton socks tend to hold moisture in and thus should be avoided.

Other options

The FDA recently approved iontophoresis devices, which submerge the feet in treated water and conduct a very low electrical current through the affected skin. These treatments are usually performed in a physician's office and take approximately an hour. There are also several surgical procedures available, but these are generally avoided unless all other treatments have been exhausted.

Having sweaty feet is a problem that can affect more than just your extremities ­ it can have a profound impact on your self­esteem and social interaction. Your podiatrist is well­equipped to combat this issue; call today for an appointment.

Hyperhidrosis of the feet is a clinical condition in which the feet sweat excessively. Young men are particularly susceptible to the condition.

To combat sweaty feet, there are several solutions. Wear moisture-wicking socks made out of synthetic material and change them at least once-a-day to prevent bacteria from growing in the damp environment. Foot powder, cornstarch, or even an antiperspirant or deodorant on the feet can also help control sweaty feet.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis 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 contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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