Tags: Beeston, cracked heels, Diabetes, Flexitol, heel fissures, Ilkeston, Sheffield
Rough, Dry, Cracked Heels?
Repair Cracked Heels with Flexitol Heel Balm
With Summer soon fast approaching, now is the time to ensure your feet and especially your heels are cared for before you want to show off your feet in sandals!
Fissures, or cracks in the skin on the feet not only look unsightly, but can also be a source of discomfort, pain and an entry point for infection and disease.
Visible Results in 3 Days!
At We Fix Feet, our professionally qualified Podiatrists and Foot Health Professionals recommend Flexitol Heel Balm for very dry and cracked skin. With proven benefits, within only 3 days of use you’ll feel and see the benefits. Within 2 weeks, badly cracked and dry heels are transformed!
Flexitol Heel Balm is recommended by Podiatrists and Foot Healthcare Professionals and is available from We Fix Feet – Podiatry & Foot Healthcare Clinics in Beeston: Nottinghamshire, Ilkeston: Derbyshire and Sheffield: South Yorkshire.
The skin on the plantar area (soles of the feet) is thicker and unlike other areas on the body, doesn’t have hair.
Dry and cracked (fissured) heels are mostly caused by a loss of elasticity when the skin is allowed to dry out, or when the skin thickens due to a build-up of callus and cracks or breaks under pressure. This occurs most often on the weight-bearing areas of the feet. Other known factors that can cause fissures of the skin on the feet are walking barefoot or in open-backed shoes or sandals, increase in weight (obesity), circulation problems and other medical conditions. Those with Diabetes should pay particular attention to their feet to ensure fissures do not occur.
Regular use of Flexitol is clinically proven to hydrate dry, cracked heels and feet, preventing fissures and reducing the risk of infection.
7 Tips for dry feet and heels
- Regularly inspect your feet, paying attention to any colour changes, appearance or texture
- Always wash your feet daily, ensuring you dry gently and thoroughly between the toes to maintain good foot hygiene. Change socks daily.
- Apply Flexitol Heel Balm or foot moisturising cream (not body lotion) to your feet daily, more often if they area really dry; paying particular attention to the sole and heel areas and avoiding between the toes.
- Walking barefoot should be avoided to help protect your feet from moisture loss, injury and possibility of infection.
- Ensure you are wearing shoes that fit your feet, rather than attempting to make your feet fit your shoes! Incorrectly sized or poor choice of footwear can cause avoidable foot problems.
- Exercise! Walking is an excellent conditioner for the feet and a great way to keep fit.
- Foot pain isn’t normal and shouldn’t be ignored! Symptoms that do not clear within one or two days need to be evaluated by your Podiatrist or Foot Health Professional. Your GP or Physiotherapist may be able to help, but remember: Podiatrists are your foot care experts!