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Why Are My Feet so Sweaty? Ask a Podiatrist

December 29, 2021

If you find that your feet are often sweaty, no matter if the weather’s warm or cold, you’re not walking alone! There are millions of people across the country dealing with this condition. In fact, it’s so prevalent it even has a name: Hyperhidrosis. And while you may consider it simply an annoyance that you’ve learned to live with, hyperhidrosis can trigger other, more serious conditions.

If you have questions about sweaty feet and the problems they can cause, the doctors of podiatry at Kirkland Office can provide answers and recommendations for how to keep the excess moisture from creating an ocean of misery. Our podiatrists have successfully treated many patients for this and a range of other conditions of the foot and ankle. Our attentive staff and state-of-the-art facility provide comfort and care that are second to none.

If you’re wondering why it is that our feet are reservoirs for perspiration, consider this: Our feet and hands contain the highest density of sweat glands in the entire body. Believe it or not, there are more than 100,000 sweat glands in each foot, producing almost a half-pint of perspiration every day. Some people are genetically predisposed to generate excessive amounts of sweat to keep their bodies cool. And those under a lot of stress may be similarly affected. Our choice of footwear and level of activity also play their parts in this condition.

Beyond the discomfort this condition may cause, it can also be accompanied by athlete’s foot, a troublesome fungal infection whose symptoms include dry, itchy, scaling skin. Another byproduct is foot odor produced by bacteria or fungus. Both of these problems thrive in the moist environment created by sweaty feet.

The doctors of podiatry at Kirkland Office have a variety of treatments and recommendations to keep your feet dry and comfortable, no matter whether the weather’s warm or cold. Please contact our office today to arrange an appointment.

12039 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034