MD Podiatrist Discusses Common Foot Conditions

"As we age, the skin on our feet becomes thinner and is predisposed to deformities such as bunions and hammertoes. It is important that you check your feet on a daily basis, especially if you are diabetic, have compromised circulation, or have loss of sensation in your feet," says Daniel D. Michaels, DPM.

 

"Foot odor is generally caused by a condition called hyperhidrosis or bromhidrosis, a condition in which the feet sweat excessively, generally in an enclosed shoe. Treatment may include appropriate foot hygiene instructions, the use of a topical agent to reduce sweating or, occasionally, medical procedures or medicine to reduce the sweating," says Dr. Michaels.

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The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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