Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cracked heels

Dry, cracked heels are a very common problem. It is also a difficult problem to treat because, not only is the skin dry in this area, but it is also thickened or callused making it difficult for moisturizers to penetrate deep. A pumice stone or foot file may also help to reduce some of the thick, callused skin. Hydrostat cream is a product that Dr. Brown and Dr. Saffer offer in the practice for our patients. It is a product that contains Urea and it helps to soften and smooth rough, dry or cracked heels. Hydrostat cream is used once a day and is made just for the feet. A good heel cup will also help prevent your heel from spreading when bearing weight which will help control the cracking or fissuring. If you have diabetes, poor circulation or if the cracks are deep and bleed, you should consult with Dr. Saffer or Dr. Brown.

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