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How Do I Prevent Heel Fissures?

Treatments for Heel FissuresMoisture is a heel fissure’s worst enemy. Prevent heel fissures by hydrating yourself in every way possible! Drinking water will bolster healing from the inside out, covering every nook and cranny of your skin. For your room, make sure you install a humidifier to permeate the air with moisture.

Now, let’s talk feet. When you’re in the shower, exfoliate those dead skin cells with pumice stone. Since your skin absorbs moisture better when it’s moist, put some lotion on your feet right when you get out.

Use a very thick lotion, body butter, or salve on your feet before bed. To seal in the moisture, slip on socks before you hop under the covers. This will provide an intensive overnight recovery session to get rid of any little cracks in your skin. If your dry skin has progressed to a large crack in your heel, make an appointment with Richardson Podiatry Associates in Texas by calling (972) 690-5374.

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