In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about foot perspiration or... I'll just say it outright... sweaty feet. I think we can all relate to this on some level during the summer. Summer is a time when our feet naturally perspire more or sweat due to warm temperatures. However, sweaty feet can be a real concern for those who perspire excessively. Let me start by asking a few questions...

Do your feet feel soggy and damp all the time?

Does your sweat ruin your shoes?

Are you afraid to wear sandals for fear your feet will slip out of them?

Do you leave damp footprints when you walk barefoot?

Are your feet freezing cold in the winter because they are sweating?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you may have excessively sweaty feet or plantar hyperhidrosis. Many people attach a stigma to sweaty feet and assume there isn't anything that can be done about it. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that affects different areas of the body such as underarms, hands and feet. Fears such as removing shoes in public, a feeling of isolation, and an inferiority complex are common complaints of people with Hyperhidrosis. Even wearing a pair of flip flops can become impossible. Although there is a perceived stigma associated with Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, only 3% of the world population suffers from the condition according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society. So, the percentage is relatively small however, a larger number of people experience the effects of hyperhidrosis to one extreme or another. Hyperhidrosis can turn into a foot health issue because feet can become more prone to infections due to excessive sweating.

If you are at all concerned about foot perspiration, a call to Dr. Reminga’s office at Northern Foot Care Center, is the best course of action. Listen to find out more about this interesting subject. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.