Excessive sweating affects approximately 3 percent of the US population.
Excessive sweating and odor are two foot problems that usually occur together. While it is normal for your feet to sweat, as your body regulates temperature and prevents overheating, excess moisture due to sweat and heat inside a shoe provides a perfect environment for bacteria and fungi to grow: the culprits behind that dreaded smell.
Avoid These Mistakes to Find the Best High Heels Ever
High-heeled shoes are more popular than ever, and many women often ask, "Can wearing heels really be bad for my body?" Regular wearers of high heels who experience foot, back, or knee problems also wonder if there is any way they can comfortably wear the stylish shoes they love. Podiatrists and orthopedic specialists often see firsthand some of the problems that develop from wearing high-heeled shoes.
Athlete's Foot is also known as tinea pedis and is caused by a fungal infection of the skin. This infection gets its name from the fact that athletes commonly contract it from swimming pools, showers, and locker rooms where their bare feet come into contact with fungi. The fungus that causes the infection also thrives in the hot, humid environment of a shoe.
How to Prevent Losing Your Leg
Don't deny you are a diabetic
Anyone who has ever had an elevated blood sugar level is at risk for foot complications. It may be as simple as knowing that once in your life, even during pregnancy, you have had an elevated blood sugar level. If so, you are at risk and must monitor your feet.