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Causes and Management of Sweaty Feet

Managing excessively sweaty feet, medically termed plantar hyperhidrosis, can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience. Several factors contribute to this condition, including overactive sweat glands, hormonal changes, stress, and certain medical conditions like hyperthyroidism. Controlling sweaty feet begins with practicing good hygiene, including regular washing and drying of the feet, wearing moisture-wicking socks, and rotating shoes to allow them to air out properly. Additionally, choosing breathable footwear made from natural materials like leather can help reduce moisture buildup. Applying antiperspirant to the soles of the feet can also be effective in minimizing sweat production. In more severe cases, treatments such as iontophoresis, which uses a low electrical current to reduce sweating, or botulinum toxin injections may be recommended by a podiatrist. If you are suffering from this condition, it is suggested that you seek advice from this type of doctor who can offer you treatment techniques that are tailored to your specific needs.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact one of our podiatrists of Complete Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC. our doctors can provide the care you need to attend to all of 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 our offices located in Bellefontaine, OH and Springfield, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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