Severely cracked heels are referred to as heel fissures. They are defined as cracked skin that appears on the heels, and they can often cause pain and discomfort. This condition can occur for several reasons, including being overweight, wearing shoes that have an open back, or standing for the majority of the day. Additionally, medical conditions consisting of psoriasis or eczema may contribute to the development of cracked heels. It is helpful to wash and dry the feet thoroughly, followed by applying a good moisturizer. Cracked heels can be an unsightly, uncomfortable nuisance, and it is strongly suggested that you consult with a podiatrist if this condition is affecting you.
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 Dr. Ian Klein, D.P.M from Florida. Dr. Klein can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
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 Saint Petersburg, FL. . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.