red hot feet

for 2 – 3 years I have been experiencing red hot feet. I first thought it happened after my daily walks. However, I am finding that it happens whenever I wear socks and shoes. I have tried different types of socks and shoes and so far it has made no difference. My feet feel better if I wear sandals/crocs without hosiery.

I had gone to 3 podiatrists, 1 neurologist, 1 doc at a spine care center (do not know what kind of doc he was) and a primary care doc and no one know what the problem is.

I have been tested and I do not have diabetes, thyroid problem or vitamin b deficiency. I have had an emg and was told I do not have neuropathy.

I noticed that I have damp socks so I started using an anti-perspirant on my feet and gold bond foot powder and I still have damp socks.

I tried moisture wicking socks but they seem to make my feet hotter than other socks.

I am getting very frustrated with this but as I have already seen 6 doctors for this problem and I work, I can’t see going to another. But I have to get some relief.

3 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for the additional information. Yes I would mention the Pedi-Dri to your Podiatrist as this medication is stronger than the OTC treatments. Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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  2. Foot-com

    I do think there may be a connection between the sweating and the red hotness. I took a picture of the bottom of my foot which is where the redness is and showed it to my podiatrist. He thinks I could have hyperhidrosis or the covering on my orthotics could be causing the problem. I will mention the pedi-dri solution to him. I was using certain dry antiperspirant but didn’t have luck with it – maybe it is not strong enough since it is over the counter

  3. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question.

    Do you feel that there is a direct correlation between the sweating feet and the hot, redness you are experiencing? Because you have done so many other tests I would look at this as the cause of the red, hot feet.

    I would try prescription Pedi-Dri Solution which will help shrink the sweat glands in the feet. If this does not work you can also try to soak your feet in tea (google this to get the specific directions) or I would even recommend Botoxn depending on how much your feet are sweating.

    I hope this helps!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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