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Help for excessively sweaty feet treatment across Melbourne - stop feet from sweating


Sweaty Feet or Plantar Hyperhidrosis involves excessive sweating of the feet and may cause sufferers to change their socks several times a day and avoid removing their shoes in public for fear of foot odour. Sufferers can even avoid wearing sandals and thongs because their feet become too slippery.

Excessively sweaty feet may also impede sufferers from engaging in sporting activities, result in damage to shoes, and an increased incidence of infection, particularly fungal that affects the sole. Many patients complain of an odour associated with constantly moist feet and excessively sweaty feet can occur in isolation or conjunction with palmar hyperhidrosis.

When it accompanies palmar (hand) hyperhidrosis, the most common approach is to deal with the hand sweating first by Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) as this is usually the more dominant problem. Fortuitously, in 60% of patients, a reduction in the severity of the foot sweating is noted even though the sympathetic nerve supply to the foot remains intact.

In cases where excessively sweaty feet is the sole or dominant problem, then division of the sympathectomy nerve supply to the lower extremities by a Lumbar Sympathectomy (LS) will dry the feet. Want to stop feet from sweating or looking for cure for sweaty feet contact us today.

Lumbar Sympathectomy

Mr Roger Bell, consultant vascular surgeon performs lumbar sympathectomy which is an open procedure under general anaesthesia. Two separate incisions are made, one on each side of the abdomen. The muscle fibres of the abdominal wall are split to gain access to the lumbar sympathetic nerve or chain. A short segment of the lumbar sympathetic nerve including the nerve cells (called ganglia) are then excised.

Patients are required to stay in the hospital for up to 72 hours as the abdominal incision can be painful, and regular painkillers (analgesia) are required.

The results following lumbar sympathectomy are outstanding, achieving the objective of dry feet in all cases. Rebound sweating, which can occur following ETS, does not occur after lumbar sympathectomy, although some patients report an ache in the thigh for the first six weeks. Want to stop feet from sweating or looking for cure for sweaty feet contact us today.

Are you ready to consider life without sweaty feet?

Call us today on1800 793 289for an obligation-free appointment to stop feet from sweating.