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What Can Cause Cracked Heels?

Monday, 16 November 2020 00:00

A common foot condition that can affect many patients is known as cracked heels. Cracked heels may develop as a result of standing on hard surfaces for the majority of the day or from wearing shoes that have an open back. The body’s natural defense of protecting damaged skin is thickening the skin, which often precedes cracked heels. Deep and painful cracks are referred to as fissures and can develop if this condition is left untreated. Mild relief can be found when the feet are soaked in warm water, followed by applying a good moisturizer to the affected area. If you have developed cracked heels, please consult with a podiatrist who can effectively treat 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 our podiatrists from CNY Foot Surgery & Podiatry Care. 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 East Syracuse, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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