Tuesday, 21 February 2023 00:00

Relief for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are a common foot condition that can cause embarrassment from being unsightly. They can happen from excess pressure that is put on the heels, which can occur from standing on hard surfaces for most of the day. Additionally, wearing shoes that have an open back can cause the skin to become dry, possibly leading to getting cracked heels. There may be specific medical conditions that can contribute to developing cracked heels. These can include eczema, psoriasis, and fungal infections. Many people can have this condition from vitamin deficiencies, which can affect skin health. Relief tactics can begin with washing and drying the feet, followed by applying a good moisturizer on them. Many people have found it to be successful to increase their water intake, which can help the skin from becoming dry. If you have cracked heels, it is strongly advised that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can offer you the correct treatment remedies, which may include prescribed medicine.

If the skin on your feet starts to crack, you may want to see a podiatrist to find treatment. If you have any concerns, contact Steven Wells, DPM from Favor Foot Ankle Leg & Wound Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Cracked Heels

It is important to moisturize your cracked heels in order to prevent pain, bleeding, and infection. The reason cracked heels form is because the skin on the foot is too dry to support the immense pressure placed on them. When the foot expands, the dry skin on the foot begins to split.

Ways to Help Heal Them

  • Invest in a good foot cream
  • Try Using Petroleum Jelly
  • Ease up on Soaps
  • Drink Plenty of Water

Ways to Prevent Cracked Heels

  • Moisturize After Showering
  • Skip a Shower
  • Keep Shower Water Lukewarm
  • Don’t Scrub Your Feet

If you are unsure how to proceed in treating cracked heels, seek guidance from a podiatrist. Your doctor will help you with any questions or information you may need. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Edison, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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