It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer! The warmer weather means we’re swapping our boots and slippers for sandals and open-toed shoes., and whilst nothing beats squishing the sand between your toes on a hot summer’s day, the impending warm weather can leave some of us worried about our cracked heels!
Smooth, healthy feet look and feel good. Cracked, dry skin on your feet, especially along your heels, is not only unattractive but can also be painful or itchy. Sometimes feet can become flaky and callused to the point that wearing sandals is out of the question, which could be keeping you uncomfortable in the summertime. Though it’s usually simple to treat dry or cracked heels at home, if the condition becomes severe enough, it warrants a visit to a podiatrist.
When to See the Podiatrist
You can usually treat your cracked heels at home, but some situations call for a podiatrist’s care. Elderly people who develop severe cracks should seek medical attention to prevent ulcers or bedsores from forming. We recommend that you see your podiatrist or doctor if your heels crack and: you are diabetic, have impaired circulation or an autoimmune disorder, or suffer from skin conditions. If you are in good health but home treatment does not heal the cracks or your feet bleed, make an appointment with a foot specialist.
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