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Pain Management for Cracked Heels

Tuesday, 30 January 2024 00:00

Effective pain management for cracked heels, or heel fissures, is essential to alleviate discomfort and promote healing. Cracked heels often occur due to dry skin, lack of moisture, or underlying medical conditions. To address the pain associated with this condition, several strategies can be employed. Moisturization is key. Exfoliation can also help, but excessive scrubbing can worsen the condition. Foot soaks in warm water can soften the skin and provide relief. Well-fitting footwear with adequate cushioning plays a role in pain management as well. Avoid open-back shoes or sandals that may exacerbate the issue. Heel cups or orthotic insoles may help reduce pressure on the cracked areas and provide additional support. If you have persistent cracked heels or they appear infected, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can provide relief and additional treatment options.

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 Grand Blanc Family Footcare. 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 our office located in Grand Blanc, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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