Cracked Heel Remedies

3Anyone can have a problem with their heels cracking.  Cracking heels can be caused by any number of things such as scrubbing too hard, using harsh soap that dries your skin,  failure to use a moisturizer on dry skin, winter weather, being obese,  standing or walking for many hours thus putting undue pressure on the feet, too tight footwear and improper hygiene. Most cases of cracked heels are caused by one of these simple problems and home remedies will help relieve them.  However, cracked heels may also be caused by a medical problem like athletes feet, fungal infections, skin disorders  or diabetes to name a few.  Poor circulation in the feet may also cause this problem.  Cracked heels not only look ugly they hurt.  If left untreated they may bleed and become even more painful.

For simple cases of  cracked heels there are quite a few home remedies available,  You might try removing dead skin by using a pumice stone after first soaking your feet in some warm water for about 30 minutes to soften the skin.  Scrub your skin.  Then dry your feet thoroughly, apply moisturizer wait a few minutes for the moisturizer to be absorbed  and then  put on some socks for a few hours.  Another treatment is before going to bed rub your feet with either sesame oil or coconut oil and again cover with socks.  Cocoa butter is also a good moisturizer and so is Vaseline.

Once your cracked heels have improved it is important to continue to prevent this problem from reoccurring.  Its much better to avoid a problem than to treat it.  Keep your feet clean.  Scrub your feet regularly and exfoliate them.  Be sure to dry your feet thoroughly after washing.  Moisturize them before going to bed at night.  Do not wear tight fitting footwear,

If you suspect your cracked heels are caused by a medical problem then you should consult your medical professional

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