Do you suffer from dry, cracked heels? Do you think that it’s just a normal thing, since you probably know other people—maybe even your own family members—who have this condition as well? You may think you need to get a pedicure if you have dry, cracked heels, but the fact is that you actually need to see a podiatrist.

A lot of people visit our Piscataway podiatry office because they have dry, cracked skin on their heels. One of the reasons dry, cracked heels occur is barefoot walking—especially during the winter time, or while wearing any kind of shoe without a back like a flip flop. If your feet are not being held in place and protected, your skin will get dry and will crack and break down.

The problem—other than looking unsightly and hurting—is that the cracks can get infected. At our office, we recommend a wonderful cream with a sock called “Heel So Smooth.” In order to heal your cracked heels, you’ll need to wear the cream approximately 3 nights per week for a couple of weeks. After a few weeks, your skin will be healed and baby smooth.

If you come to our office, we will smooth that calluses down and get you started on a treatment regimen. This is a painless procedure which will ensure your feet are ready for flip flop season! Don’t wait; schedule your appointment today! 

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
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Owner of Family Foot & Ankle Specialists in Piscataway and Hillsborough, NJ. Make an appointment today!