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side effects of orthotics. sweaty feet?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me help: I think nothing in life is perfect, the same thing for orthotic. If orthotic done right with good indication and good diagnosis they are very helpful. You mention sweaty feet, this could happen any with or without orthotic. There are a lot of abuse as far as orthotic prescription. Go to the right people you will not be disappointed. Thank you.
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 22 years experience
Can you elaborate?: I am not sure if the question is that a side effect of orthotics can be sweaty feet? Feet in general sweat in shoes and there have not been any studies claiming that orthotics will increase sweat while wearing them.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: Increased perspiration can occur. Try using powder on your feet or an antifungal spray.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
Better socks: You may also want to try wool blend or synthetic material socks that will wick away moisture instead of cotton socks that will absorb that perspiration.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Materials: If you have sweaty feet then you can treat your sweaty feet. If you feel the material on the device is causing the sweaty feet there are more breathable topcovers that can be used.

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