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Understanding Why Women's Heels Crack

In the intricate world of skincare and beauty, cracked heels is a perplexing issue that often plagues many women. These unsightly and often uncomfortable crevices can leave anyone feeling puzzled and frustrated. The culprits behind this phenomenon, however, are not merely superficial. Dry skin, a common cause, occurs as a result of factors such as climate, footwear choices, and lack of proper moisturization. Additionally, prolonged standing or walking can exacerbate the problem, leading to excessive pressure on the heels. Neglecting foot care routines and failing to keep feet adequately hydrated can also contribute to getting cracked heels. While these factors affect individuals differently, a combination of preventive measures consisting of regular exfoliation, wearing appropriate footwear, and moisturizing can help bid farewell to cracked heels, ensuring that each step is a comfortable and confident one. If you would like more information about cracked heels and effective prevention methods, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist. 

Cracked heels are unsightly and can cause further damage to your shoes and feet. If you have any concerns, contact Philip Hahn, DPM from Advanced Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Cracked Heels

Cracked heels appear unappealing and can make it harder for you walk around in sandals. Aside from looking unpleasant, cracked heels 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.

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

Pumice Stones – These exfoliate and remove dead skin, which allows for smoother moisturizer application and better absorption into the skin. 

Change in Diet

Eating healthy with a well-balanced diet will give the skin a fresh and radiant look. Your body responds to the kinds of food you ingest. Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc supplements can also revitalize skin tissue.

Most importantly, seek professional help if unsure how to proceed in treating cracked heels. A podiatrist will help you with any questions or information needed. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Texarkana and, Pittsburg, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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