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, the division of the sympathectomy nerve supply to the lower extremities by a Lumbar Sympathectomy (LS) will dry the feet. Want to stop your feet from sweating or looking for a cure for sweaty feet? Contact us today.