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rosariawetzell Posted: 12-Oct-20 08:02
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Athlete's foot. Diabetes which leads to less sweating. Dry skin and if the skin is not supple and flexible, the incidence of 'cracks' are high may be due to any disease. Flat feet or High arched feet. Heel Spurs that are hooks of bone that can form on the heel bone. Improperly fitting shoes, Inactive sweat glands, Mal-alignment of the metatarsal bones, Obesity or being overweight increases the pressure on the heels thus cracking them. Prolonged standing e. g. at work, home and on hard floors, Psoriasis, Surgery to the lower extremities, Thyroid disease, Wearing shoes with an open back which allows the heel fat to move away into the sides and pressure on the cracks will increase.

Treatment and prevention Moisturizing cream should be regularly used for the moistening of feet to avoid cracks. There are many foot creams, lotions and ointments that can help to moisturize the dry skin of the feet. These may have Vitamin E, Shea butter and aloe Vera that are helpful as moisturizers for dry skin and cracks. Foot cream such as O'Keeffe's working feet cream that is non greasy, hypoallergenic, odorless and contains no oil or alcohol. Glycerin helps replenish the skin, while the skin protection is provided by the paraffin.

This formulation helps in the repair and hydration of the skin tissue and provides a soothing effect for the cracked heels. Others such as almond oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil and coconut milk are natural remedy moisturizers. To reduce the thickness of the hard skin pumice stone may prove to be helpful. It is better to prevent than to cure this problem. These are done only by keeping a regular check of the conditions of your feet and take some preventive measures.

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