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By gary
July 02, 2012
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Often times, we ignore our foot problems by masking the issue through getting pedicures and pretty toe nails. When we ignore foot pain, corns, chafed skin, and cracked heels, not only are we doing a disservice to our feet, but we are also jeopardizing our long term health overall.

According to Female First, a celebrity and lifestyle magazine, “a quick DIY pedicure a few times a year might be enough to get our feet looking good, but with summer just around the corner, warm-weather footwear choices provide the perfect opportunity to start caring for your feet.”

Seeking out the help of a podiatrist, such as Dr. Michael Stein at his practice, is another way to ensure healthy, beach-ready feet.

It is imperative for people to care for your feet as much as you would care for the rest of your body. For example, the following unsightly issues people can face include:

Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are unappealing, and make it harder for you walk around in sandals. Not only may they look bad, but they can also tear stockings, socks, and wear out your shoes. There are several methods to help restore a cracked heel and prevent further damage.

How do you get them?

Dry skin is the number one culprit in creating cracked heels. Many athletes, walkers, joggers, and even swimmers suffer from cracked heels. Age and skin oil production play a role to getting cracked heels as well.

Promote Healing

Over the counter medicines can help, especially for those that need instant relief, or who suffer from chronic dry feet.

Wear Socks – wearing socks with medicated creams, helps lock in moisture so it can stay on longer.

Moisturizers – applying it both day and night will help alleviate dryness which causes cracking.

Pumice Stones – these remove dead skin, and then you can massage cream onto your foot. This way the cream will be absorbed. The skin needs to be exfoliated; therefore the outer layer dead skin needs removal.

Change in Diet

Eating healthy, with a well-balanced diet, will give the skin a fresh and radiant look. Your body responds to what kinds of food you ingest. Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc supplements will also help with skin tissue.

Most importantly seek a health professional for foot care if something is wrong or doesn’t seem to be working. A podiatrist will help you with any questions or information needed.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.
 

Read the following article to learn more about cracked heels and other foot issues.

 

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