How Can I Fix Dry, Cracked Heels?

Dry or cracked feet and heels can be embarrassing! In addition to being unsightly, they can also be painful and put you at risk for infections. First, you need to understand the cause of your problem. Your dry skin can be caused by a number of reasons. Your shoes or your gait can cause thick calluses to form on your heels. In addition, athlete's foot, a skin condition can cause a thickening of the skin. Also, going barefoot or wearing shoes without socks can cause heel problems.

Treating the problem will depend on the cause. If you have a fungus or skin infection, you doctor may prescribe a cream or medication to help fight the problem. If your just dealing with thick skin, our office will use an efficient and powerful sander to painlessly wear down the skin. This will make at home maintenance of massaging the foot with a pumice stone and applying lotion easier. Visit our office to finally get your feet smooth and soft!

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Robert Kosofsky, D.P.M.
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Piscataway & Hillsborough Podiatrist, Dr. Robert Kosofsky has over 25 years of experience.