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Coping With Cracked Heels for Soft and Healthy Feet

Cracked heels can be painful and unsightly, affecting your confidence and overall foot health. These dry, fissured heels often result from factors such as dry weather, inadequate foot care, or underlying medical conditions. The good news is that with appropriate care, you can nurse your feet back to health. This can begin with moisturizing regularly with a thick, hydrating cream designed for feet. This can help to soften the skin and prevent further cracking. Exfoliation can also be beneficial for removing dead skin cells and can be done by using a pumice stone or a foot file. It is important to avoid excessive soaking, as it can worsen the problem. Instead, maintain a balance between moisture and dryness. Consider wearing supportive, well-fitting shoes, as open-back or ill-fitting footwear can do further damage. For severe cases or if you notice signs of infection, consult a podiatrist. Remember, patience is key in dealing with cracked heels, so stick to your routine, and your feet will thank you with their renewed softness and comfort.

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 one of our podiatrists from Southwest Podiatry. 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 offices located in Dallas, and Carrollton, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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