Do you find that your feet are sweating all of the time? Do you avoid wearing sandals or flip-flops because you are slipping out of them? Do you notice that you have to replace your shoes and socks frequently due to the fact that sweat is ruining them? Do you have frequent athlete’s foot infections and feet that smell bad from constantly sweating? Have you tried antiperspirants, prescription medications, over the counter medications and herbal supplements all to no avail?
According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society these are just some of the experiences of people with extremely sweaty feet, or plantar hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis, also called excessive sweating, is a medical condition that affects different body areas including the feet. Fortunately, there are treatments available.
Botox injections are a popular treatment choice for underarm excessive sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis) and may be used to manage excessive sweating on the hands and feet as well. You should know, however, that plantar injections of Botox (injections on the foot) can be painful (although there are pain relieving techniques that experienced physicians use) and the results do not last as long as they do in the underarms. Typically, Botox injections in the feet tend to "wear off" in 3 to 4 months, meaning you'll need to return for re-treatment at that point. Be sure to learn about all your options.
Botox injections may not be covered by insurance but Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox does offer financial assistance to those who qualify.
Proper care of the feet and ankles is vital to the overall health of people of all ages, and Leelanau Foot & Ankle go the extra mile needed to make sure our community’s needs are served with family-friendly warmth, compassion, and top-notch medical talent. Use this form to ask about our foot & ankle services. For confidential questions, please call us directly at 231-866-4406.
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