As active adults begin buying sandals, embarrassing and uncomfortable foot troubles could present themselves. Dry cracking heels, corns and calluses might indicate it’s time for some foot care before wearing brand new shoes.
Corns and calluses are the most usual problems on the skin of the foot. A corn, which is an enlarging of the external layer of skin, normally occurs on the tops of the toes. In addition to that area, it also happens in areas with increased stress or frictional pressures. Calluses are usually found on the bottom of the feet or the rear of the heels. Typically, they are usually because of the tightness of the skin combined with a lack of moisture. A completely dry breaking heel (xerosis) is a problem of thickening and also fissuring (breaking) of the skin on the bottom part of the heel.
Like lots of foot conditions, heel cracks can become a source of pain. This can happen if they go without treatment become infected. This is specifically harmful for people with diabetes mellitus or compromised immune systems. If the trouble continues, see your foot doctor.
According to podiatrist Dr. Rajnish Manohar, owner of Gentle Foot Care Clinic in Brandon, “For those heel calluses, the skin must be very well hydrated. There are some very good prescription moisturizers around. Additionally, shoes that have an excellent durable heel counter that could hold the heel in place will certainly assist.”
Over-the-counter items such as an exfoliant cream are likewise useful for the prevention of split heels. Exfoliants eliminate dead skin cells. This rejuvenates hands and various other trouble areas, leaving skin sensation smooth and glowing. You can find a good foot exfoliant at many different drugstores in Brandon.
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Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.
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