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Gentle Steps to Prevent and Repair Cracked Heels

Tuesday, 19 September 2023 00:00

Cracked heels can be both painful and unsightly, but with some simple care and attention, you can prevent and heal them. The key to healthy heels lies in consistent and gentle care. This can begin by moisturizing your feet daily, especially after a warm shower or bath. Opt for a thick, hydrating foot cream or petroleum jelly which can help to lock in moisture. Exfoliating regularly by using a pumice stone or foot scrub can help to remove dead skin, but make sure to be gentle to avoid further irritation. Wearing well-fitting shoes with proper arch support is essential. Avoid walking barefoot or wearing non-supportive footwear. Additionally, maintaining a balanced diet and staying hydrated can help to nourish your skin from within. By following these gentle steps, you can keep your heels soft, smooth, and free from painful cracks. For severe cases of cracked heels, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist for professional guidance. 

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. Henry Miller from New Jersey. Our doctor 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 Freehold, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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