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Why do we get cracked heels. The skin around the heel becomes excessively dry or wet combined
with constant pressure on the heel .When the cracked heels only affect the outer layer of the skin
you may not experience pain , other times it can also affect healthy skin beneath the dry skin and
the cracks – then it is painful can cause bleeding and exposes the wound to potential infection.
Common causes :
Standing for long periods of time. (at work or socially)
The way you walk - specific gait issues- biomechanical factors.
inappropriate footwear (-e g Open backed shoes)
There are also specific health conditions that can cause cracked heels : diabetes for example can
cause the dryness on the feet. Leaving the cracks or exacerbating them can lead to potential
infection and this must be avoided .
Other skin conditions such as eczema psoriasis
Dealing with CRACKED HEELS requires the cooperation of both the podiatrist and the patient. It
needs determination to overcome the issue and prevent recurrence. It sometimes can take time. It
is rarely an overnight fix. One has to work at it together.
What are the treatments that help overcome the CRACKED HEELS?
Safe Removal by the podiatrist of the surrounding hard skin and levelling out the cracks, ensuring
any infection is dealt with through appropriate treatment and dressing .
The softening of the CRACKED HEELS. The careful selection of which urea cream or moisturiser and
at which point in the treatment
BY taking these fairly simple steps we can get rid of the cracked heels and be proud once again of
ones feet .
A recent case was Ivy who came into the clinic 5 months ago last July convinced that her feet were
in a poor state and could not wear open shoes and sandals in the summer . These are her own
“Thank you Mark for getting my badly cracked painful heels back normal.
At my first appointment with Mark , he reassured me that he could help me but it would take a little
time to restore them back to normal. Now after several months working together,I am delighted to
say that my feet are in excellent condition—
NO MORE CRACKED PAINFUL HEELS
Thanks again Mark
So if you have CRACKED HEELS and you are embarrassed or in pain from them let’s work together
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