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Cracked Heels? Here is What You Need to Know

About:

The most common foot problem occurring on the bottom and outer edge of the heel.

20% of US adults aged 21 and above experience cracked feet according to the 2012 National Foot Health Assessment.
https://www.ipfh.org/foot-conditions/foot-conditions-a-z/cracked-heels

➢ Usually self-treatable
➢ Medical assistance is required when there is hardness and dryness of heels
➢ May lead to deep cracks, which are painful
➢ Can cause bleeding
Fissure feet is caused due to dry climate, fungal infection, vitamin deficiency and obesity. Individuals with diabetes and compromised immune systems are more adversely affected.
Symptoms:
Symptoms are self-diagnosable and include flaky, dry and hard skin, and loss of sensation in the heel.

People may experience:
Bleeding, severe pain, itching and ulcers.

Treatment:

Self-care – Moisturizers, honey, shea butter, coconut oil and liquid bandages can be applied. A pumice stone can also be used.

Medications – Keratolytic agents to reduce pain, and emollients to boost the healing process can be used at the prescription of your doctor.
Specialists – If the fissures gradually increase and become deep, the person should see a physician or a dermatologist. Book an appointment with Mfine for a highly sophisticated and affordable treatment system.

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