If your feet have become itchy, cracked, and scaly, Kaniza Garari believes that a fungal infection formation may be of concern. Fungus and bacteria proliferate quickly within the confines of shoes as the environment is dark and humid—the ideal environment for growth. Cracked heels can also be caused by athlete’s foot, thyroid problems, kidney disease, lymphoma, diabetes, psoriasis, or eczema.
To ease cracked heels, use a heel balm every night to keep the feet properly moisturized. Making sure that the feet are kept clean and that socks are changed daily are simple ways to help prevent fungal formation and infection.
Having clean, moisturized feet is a sure way to help prevent the formation of cracked heels. Speak to Dr. Gary Curson, D.P.M. of Miami Area Feet to learn other methods for preventing cracked heels. Dr. Curson will provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment and answer any of your related questions.
The Truth about 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.
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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