Tuesday, 04 October 2022

Cracked Heels Can Be Painful

Severely cracked heels are referred to as fissures. They can develop from having dry skin on the heels of the feet and can cause pain and discomfort. In severe cases, they may begin to bleed even become infected. Cracked heels can develop from wearing shoes that are backless, or from standing on hard surfaces for extended periods of time throughout the day. Additional reasons may include medical conditions, consisting of psoriasis and eczema. The medical term for dry skin is xerosis, and is the most common reason for cracked heels to develop. Obesity may also contribute significantly to having this ailment because of the extra weight the heels have to endure. If you have cracked heels, it is strongly urged that you consult with a podiatrist who can determine what the cause is, and offer correct treatment methods for permanent relief.

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. Christine Quinn 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 Basking Ridge, NJ, near Warren, Stirling, and Bedminster . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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