Cracked heels treatment
A common complaint seen amongst all at Reform Podiatry Camden is dry and cracked heels. Tradies, High Heel wearers and kids are all common examples of people who attend the clinic for treatment of dry and cracked heels.
What Causes Cracked Heels?
When the skin around the heel bone dries out, it loses its elasticity. Once the skin moves, it slowly splits as it can’t cope with the mechanical requirement of movement. At Reform Podiatry Camden, we also often find the splits accompanied with callus. This can make the cracks deeper and more painful. People at risk of cracked heels include:
- Those who are on their feet for long periods
- People who wear unsupportive open heeled shoes like thongs, high heels or sandals
- Barefoot people
- Overweight people
- People with conditions such as diabetes
How Can I Fix My Cracked Heels?
Your Podiatrist at Reform Podiatry Camden will start by removing the dry, hard skin painlessly with a scalpel. Your foot health will then be assessed to see if there are additional reasons present for the cracked skin such as an infection. By managing the reason for dry skin development, we can implement a treatment plan to reduce the risk of the problem returning.
How Can I Stop My Feet From Cracking?
- See a Podiatrist regularly
- Apply a foot moisturiser daily
- Make good foot wear choices
Don’t wait. Book in at Reform Podiatry Camden Today.