Cheryl Lee MD Blog
Dry feet and cracked heels can be uncomfortable, embarrassing and even painful. So what causes dry cracked heels? There are several factors that cause this epidemic such as: soaps that dry out your skin, plain old drying of the skin—which is made worse if you don’t wear socks on cement or hard wood floors, cold weather, too much exposure to the sun and the unavoidable element of aging. In addition, some sufferers of this condition have medical reasons such as diabetes and thyroid disease that create this unwanted side effect of dry feet and cracked heels. Now that you know the causes of cracked heels, naturally your next question is what is good for cracked heels, for both the treatment and prevention?
If the skin on your cracked heels is so dry that it’s sharp enough to cut your sheets or your socks then you’ve got a problem. It’s almost flip-flop season and you aren’t sure if you’re ready to display those feet quite yet. Gagging is never the result you want from someone when they see your feet. Putting lotion on them sometimes feels like you might as well be moisturizing the pavement. So what can you do? Can they be fixed?? Yes.