Metropolitan Foot Care P.C.

9413 Flatlands Ave Suite E201, Brooklyn, NY 11236

(718) 502-8789


4050 Junction Blvd Suite 1R, Corona, NY 11368

      (718) 502-9092


4902 Queens Blvd 3rd Floor, Woodside , NY 11377

 (718) 577-5703

Brooklyn Podiatrist

Foot Odor

The topic of foot order is obviously a personal and sensitive subject. Rarely is it the primary discussion at an evening party and when brought up between close friends, only occasionally does it receive more than a bashful grin. But in all seriousness, offensive foot odors can be a real problem. For many so afflicted, it is common to ignore the condition or accept is as one would hair loss or freckles. However, it should be emphasized that this condition is very treatable. Professional care is available to treat the cause and effects of foot odor. In the majority of cases, a successful resolution of the problem is readily attainable.

Foot odor in general, is usually a manifestation of excessive perspiration. For many, the hands and feet are frequent sites of pooling with resultant wet areas and occasional skin discoloration. Thus, our first line of attack in treating this problem is to effectively reduce or minimize excessive perspiration. An attempt is made to limit the use of nylon stockings and socks which traditionally promote perspiration. Shoes should be changed rather frequently and the use of breathable leathers as opposed to the more occlusive synthetic shoe materials is encouraged. Topical applications, soaks, and occasional oral medications are given for the purpose of reducing the output of perspiration.

Perhaps the most important factor involved in this condition is the chemical make-up of perspiration itself, for it is this factor indeed, which causes odor. The old saying, "You are what you eat," certainly applies in this case. Dietary intake modifications are essential in order to affect the end result. Obviously, garlic, onions and other higher spiced foods must be greatly reduced until the condition is well under control. It is important to keep in mind that an offensive foot odor is a treatable condition, and once the causative factor is identified, one that can usually be remedied.


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Brooklyn Office

9413 Flatlands Ave Suite E201
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Phone: (718) 502-8789

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Corona Office

4050 Junction Blvd Suite 1R
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: (718) 502-9092

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Woodside Office

4902 Queens Blvd 3rd Floor
Woodside , NY 11377
Phone: (718) 577-5703

Office Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed