There is a small percentage of people worldwide who have excessively sweaty feet. This is a condition that is known as plantar hyperhidrosis, which can cause embarrassment. Many people find their shoes have become ruined and have to replace them more often. Falling may happen as a result of slipping from any excess moisture on the feet, and foot odor may become increased. Relief may be found when powder is put inside the shoe, in addition to wearing specific shoe inserts. This may help feet to refrain from moving in the shoe. It is beneficial to wear shoes and socks that are made of breathable materials, which may help to absorb the excess moisture. If you suffer from this uncomfortable foot condition, please schedule a visit with a podiatrist who can guide you toward proper treatment techniques.
If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact one of our podiatrists of Quad Cities Foot and Ankle Associates. 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 Bettendorf, and DeWitt, IA and Rock Island, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.