What To Do For Dry Skin On Heels

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
Owner of Family Foot & Ankle Specialists in Piscataway & Hillsborough, NJ

Dry skin on feet is very common and many people experience it on their heels, under their toes or on the side of their feet. Although for most people it is not a serious medical condition, it can be for some such as seniors, diabetics, or people with blood problems. For many people dry skin can be embarrassing or uncomfortable. 

The causes of dry skin on your feet or heels can be causes by a number of things:

  • Athletes foot
  • Foot fungus
  • Diabetes
  • Shoes
  • Gait

There are many ways you can treat your dry skin at home. For example, the easiest way is to moisturize daily. Use a specialized foot cream, the best is one with urea, and apply to the whole foot except in between your toes. You can do it over night and wear socks for a speedier treatment. Also, if you are not diabetic, get a pumice stone...NOT A FOOT RAZOR, and softly rub the areas with dry skin while you are in the shower or your feet are wet. In addition, proper shoe wear can help to prevent added pressure to the feet...make sure they fit well.


If you are a diabetic and need help with your dry skin OR you just can seem to get rid of the dry kin on your own, click here to make an appointment at our office to learn ways our doctors can rid your feet of dry skin today.