Understanding Why Women’s Heels Crack

Understanding Why Women’s Heels Crack

August 22, 2023

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.

If the skin on your feet starts to crack, you may want to see a podiatrist to find treatment. If you have any concerns, contact one of our podiatrists from PA Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Cracked Heels

It is important to moisturize your cracked heels in order to prevent pain, bleeding, and infection. The reason cracked heels form is because the skin on the foot is too dry to support the immense pressure placed on them. When the foot expands, the dry skin on the foot begins to split.

Ways to Help Heal Them

  • Invest in a good foot cream
  • Try Using Petroleum Jelly
  • Ease up on Soaps
  • Drink Plenty of Water

Ways to Prevent Cracked Heels

  • Moisturize After Showering
  • Skip a Shower
  • Keep Shower Water Lukewarm
  • Don’t Scrub Your Feet

If you are unsure how to proceed in treating cracked heels, seek guidance from a podiatrist. Your doctor will help you with any questions or information you may need.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Allentown, Easton, Northampton, and Chew Street in Allentown, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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