Hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive sweating, usually occurs in the hands, feet, and armpits. Past treatments for the disorder were limited to local injections of Botox that temporarily fixed the problem.
The team at Hopkins’ Center for Sweat Disorders believes the cure for hyperhidrosis lies in cutting the sympathetico nerves in the arms of patients’. This treatment is immediately effective and has a short recovery time.
Hyperhidrosis can be both physically and emotionally disheartening. If you struggle with excessive foot sweating, come and see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz, DPM. Dr. Slomowitz can treat your hyperhidrosis and other 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.
Botox is a common option only because these injections minimize the sweat glands. A final 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 in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
Read more about Hyperhidrosis of the Feet.