heel-painAlthough they are usually associated with women, men are just as susceptible to cracked heels if they don’t take care of their feet properly. Fortunately, cracked heels (also known as heel fissures) can be treated using simple tricks that can be done at home.

A common way of dealing with this condition is to massage the layers of dead skin off with a pumice stone after the feet have been soaked in water. It’s also beneficial to apply a solution of water, salt, lemon juice, rose water, and glycerine to the afflicted area and leave it on overnight. And victims of cracked heels should be liberal with their use of honey and olive oil, which both moisturize the skin very effectively.

Cracked heels can be painful and destroy your socks and stockings. To learn more about dealing with cracked heels, speak to a podiatrist like Dr. James C. Ricketti of Hamilton. Dr. Ricketti can examine your condition and provide some guidance for maintaining the health of your heels.

The Truth about Cracked Heels

Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are unappealing, and make it harder for you walk around in sandals. Not only may they look bad, but they can also tear stockings, socks, and wear out your shoes. There are several methods to help restore a cracked heel and prevent further damage.

How do you get them?
Dry skin is the number one culprit in creating cracked heels. Many athletes, walkers, joggers, and even swimmers suffer from cracked heels. Age and skin oil production play a role to getting cracked heels as well.

Promote Healing

Over the counter medicines can help, especially for those that need instant relief, or who suffer from chronic dry feet.

Wear Socks – wearing socks with medicated creams, helps lock in moisture so it can stay on longer.

Moisturizers – applying it both day and night will help alleviate dryness which causes cracking.

Pumice Stones – these remove dead skin, and then you can massage cream onto your foot. This way the cream will be absorbed. The skin needs to be exfoliated; therefore the outer layer dead skin needs removal.

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Hamilton, NJ. We offer all the newest in diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle conditions.

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