Cracked heels are painful yet easily prevented. They are caused by a build-up of hard skin around the heals and if allowed to build up over time the hard skin can no longer flex with the pressure of walking and cracks and splits the tender skin below. This is not only painful but the split is an open wound exposed to infection.
The prevention to this painful and potentially dangerous condition is to simply file away the hard skin build up with a pumice stone. This should be done on regular bases to prevent the build-up of hard skin prone to cracking. After filing with pumice stone the exposed new skin is flexible and able to flex while standing and walking.
Dry skin is attributed to the cause of hard skin in the first place. It’s therefore important to keep the heels moisturised and for this purpose a balm would be idea.
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