If you are plagued by embarrassing foot odor (bromodosis), there are a few things you should know. Most foot odor comes from sweaty feet and wearing the same shoes day after day without letting them dry out first. While everyone gets sweaty feet from time to time, if your feet sweat excessively to the point that it is affecting your day to day activities, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. You can try to keep sweaty (and smelly) feet at bay with a few easy techniques. Keep your feet clean and dry at all times. Let your shoes dry out for an entire day before wearing them again, and use foot powder to help absorb moisture. Shoes and socks should be made of a natural material to allow your feet to breathe. Your toenails should be trimmed so they are flush with the tip of your toe and always clean. If your feet continue to be excessively sweaty or odorous, contact a podiatrist who can offer you relief from this embarrassing and unpleasant condition.
Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Gary J. Kaiserman, DPM from Achilles Footcare Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Everyday Foot Care
Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.
It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Forest Lane and West Kiest Boulevard Dallas, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.