Cracked Heels are a common problem, especially in the hot dry weather of summer. With summer upon us, now is the time to ensure you’re looking after feet to have them looking and feeling their best.
The skin on our heels thickens as a result of constant walking and standing and can be exacerbated by wearing open footwear or bare feet.
Some people are more prone to cracked heels, including the elderly, people with skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema and people with diabetes mellitus, being overweight and untreated fungal infections.
Keeping the skin on your feet is important and is easily maintained through a daily dose of quality moisturiser applied at bedtime.
Where there is bleeding, treat your heels with antiseptic and cover wounds with a suitable dressing. If you are concerned about the condition of the skin on your heels, your local Podiatrist Cesar can help. Podiatrists are experts in managing patients who suffer from cracked heels and can provide advice on the right daily foot health routine and appropriate footwear. A doctor’s referral is not necessary.
To make an appointment call Belrose French's Forest Podiatry 9451 9432 or Puertolas Surgery Potts Point 9358 5898