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Possible Causes of Cracked Heels

Monday, 04 May 2020 00:00

The condition that is known as cracked heels is a common foot condition that may occur as a result of wearing shoes that have an open back. These types of shoes may lack the support that is needed to maintain the natural moisture of the skin, and deep cracks, or fissures may develop. Some patients are more susceptible to developing cracked heels than others. These may include people who have medical conditions consisting of diabetes, eczema, or psoriasis. It can be beneficial to incorporate healthy foods into your diet, which may provide the necessary nutrients that can aid in preventing cracked heels. Patients have found mild relief when the feet are washed and dried thoroughly, followed by frequently applying a good moisturizer. If you notice cracked heels are beginning to develop, please consult with a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can help you to remedy this ailment.

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 the podiatrists from Associated Podiatric Physicians, PA. Our doctors 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 Hamilton Township, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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