Botox For Feet- Treatment For Sweaty Feet

Botox is an injection that can be used for many reasons. Many people use Botox to eliminate wrinkles on their faces. However, the benefits can go further. Many people use Botox to control neck spasms, lazy eyes, and other issues. 

Another beneficial use for Botox is excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis causes a person to sweat excessively. Botox blocks the nerves that send signals to the brain that trigger sweating. When Botox is administered to your feet, you will see a great reduction in the amount of sweating.

Hyperhidrosis can lead to a number of foot problems. While excessive sweating may be thought of as a cosmetic issue, it can lead to a number of more serious complications, including skin irritations, toenail fungus, corns and callouses, and more. This is especially a problem for diabetic patients. 

What Causes Smelly Feet?

woman with smelly feetThe odor associated with smelly feet is usually linked to bacteria or fungi that thrive and spread in dark, damp, tight spaces. Our shoes, therefore, are the perfect breeding ground! Wearing tight, ill-fitting, constricting shoes that don't allow your feet to breathe adds to the problem. Another cause may be your diet - spicy food smells can seep out through our pores (garlic fries, anyone?)- our hands and feet being the most affected. Genetics can also be to blame; if smelly feet run in your family, there is a chance you are predisposed. 

Preventing and Treating Smelly Feet

Here are a few simple methods I suggest:

  • Change your socks often - even throughout the day 
  • Wear shoes and socks made out of breathable materials – 100% cotton for socks
  • Rotate shoes so you aren’t wearing the same pair every day – if damp or stinky, let them air-dry outside
  • Try over-the-counter antiperspirant creams specially formulated for footcare 
  • Wash your feet and between your toes in the shower with soap; don’t just rely on residual trickle-down water

If these methods don't get rid of your funky feet, call me! Or see your local doctor because there could be a more serious problem or infection that needs medical attention.

Botox for Excessive Sweating in Feet

Botox isn't just for the face. Podiatry patients who suffer from plantar hyperhidrosis can also benefit from this treatment. When injected into the feet, Botox blocks the nerves responsible for sending signals that activate the sweat glands. The result: significantly reduced sweating and odor.

When to See an NYC Podiatrist to Treat Sweaty Feet

In a city like the Big Apple, getting around on foot quickly and comfortably is absolutely essential. And, for many New Yorkers, being able to do it in their favorite pair of designer shoes is equally important. At Central Park SOLE, our esteemed NYC podiatrists offer innovative surgical solutions to restore the health and appearance of the feet, toes, and toenails. Contact us today or visit our office located on the Upper West Side. We would be happy to see and assist you!