Hyperhidrosis of the Feet
Conveniently located to serve Artesia, Rancho Cucamonga, and surrounding areas
The highly trained foot care specialists at My Foot Clinic provide expert treatment for hyperhidrosis of the feet in Artesia. Our experienced treatment team understands the importance of podiatric health for every patient’s overall quality of life.
What Is Hyperhidrosis of the Feet?
Hyperhidrosis of the feet, also referred to as plantar hyperhidrosis, refers to excessive perspiration from overactive sweat glands in the soles of the feet. The amount of sweat can be enough to make socks wet, and it causes a pronounced odor.
Toenail fungus and skin breakdowns are frequently caused by hyperhidrosis of the feet. For patients with specific medical issues such as diabetes, avoiding skin wounds and infections in this area is very important.
Hyperhidrosis of the feet can also significantly impact self-esteem and confidence. The anxiety created by the thought of needing to remove one’s shoes in the presence of others can be overwhelming. It can be enough to cause avoidance of activities like swimming and trying on shoes in shoe stores.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis of the Feet?
Normally, perspiring is the body’s cooling system in response to heat from physical activity and the environment. Hyperhidrosis of the feet results from overactive eccrine sweat glands in the soles of the feet.
Hyperactivity of the sweat glands occurs when false information from nerves that are part of the body’s “thermostat” controls indicates cooling is needed. There is no known medical cause for hyperhidrosis, but it is thought to possibly be hereditary, as studies have shown that it can run in families.
Diagnosing Hyperhidrosis of the Feet
A consultation is necessary to diagnose hyperhidrosis of the feet. During it, a foot and ankle specialist will ask questions regarding the frequency and severity of symptoms. The doctor will review the patient’s medical history, including current medications and any pre-existing medical conditions. They will also ask about any previous unsuccessful hyperhidrosis treatment methods.
Once hyperhidrosis of the feet has been properly diagnosed, the doctor will determine the proper treatment approach. They will then discuss the details of treatment.
How Is Hyperhidrosis of the Feet Treated?
At My Foot Clinic, we typically treat hyperhidrosis of the feet using methods like topical products and Botox.
Prescription-strength topical skin products containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate can be highly effective when applied daily.
Injections of Botox, a neuromodulator, have been shown to significantly reduce hyperhidrosis by disrupting the nerve signals that activate sweat glands. Neuromodulators have been used for years to disrupt nerve signals for cosmetic and medical benefits. The beneficial effects last approximately six months.
What Is the Cost of Treatment for Hyperhidrosis of the Feet?
The cost of treating plantar hyperhidrosis is based on the method and extent of treatment needed for each patient, so the price varies. Patients with health insurance may be eligible to have all or part of the cost covered by their insurance plan as a medically necessary expense. The billing staff will be happy to answer questions regarding acceptable payment methods and insurance billing.
Contact My Foot Clinic Today
Learn more about treatment options for hyperhidrosis of the feet in Artesia today. A consultation with one of our physicians is the next step to healthy feet, so contact us today for your appointment.