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Cracked Heels

What Are Cracked Heels?

Cracked heels appear as splitting of the skin around the heel of the foot. They most often occur around the heels. It is probably best described as dry cracked foot and heel skin which can often turn out to be quite painful.When the skin around the heel becomes dry, it loses it's suppleness and elasticity, and often begins to split.



 
Symptoms
  • Dry cracked skin on the heals
  • Hair loss
  • Unexpected weight gain
  • Loss of energy & libido
Cause
  • Wearing particular type of footwear such as:-
                    Thongs sandals
                    Sling-back sandals
                    Open backed sandals
  • Bare feet
  • Warmer summer months
  • Hypothyroidism (hormonal imbalance, insufficient quantities of thyroid hormone or non at all)
Treatment
  • Removal of the excessive build of heel callus
  • Appropriate moisturiser to be used on a daily basis
  • Avoid the prolonged use of thongs or bare feet
  • Wear sandals with enclosed heel counters where possible.
  • Wear stockings or socks whenever possible.
  • Adequate water intake and essential fatty acids within your diet (e.g. Omega 3 fatty acids) may assist in preventing dryness and cracking by helping to keep the skin hydrated.
  • Thyroxin medication may be needed where the dry skin and cracked heels are caused by a thyroid disorder.
Prevention
  • Do not wear hard leather soled shoes as they can aggravate the problem
  • Avoid the prolonged use of thongs or bare feet
  • Wear sandals with enclosed heel counters where possible.
  • Wear stockings or socks whenever possible.
  • Adequate water intake and essential fatty acids within your diet (e.g. Omega 3 fatty acids) may assist in preventing dryness and cracking by helping to keep the skin hydrated.
  • Thyroxin medication may be needed where the dry skin and cracked heels are caused by a thyroid disorder.
 
 
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