Battling Dry Heels

Each day in my podiatry practice, patients are complaining of dry and scaling heels. Most times these are merely annoying but for some patients this is more serious as fissures and cracks may develop. These cracks can be painful and potentially become infected.

Here are my recommendations.

  1. Soak the feet in plain water with a tablespoon of baby oil.
  2. Gently pat the feet dry.
  3. Apply moisturizing cream. I suggest vaseline intensive care, Keri lotion, Lubiderm and Lachydrin.
  4. Allow 10 minutes to absorb
  5. Wrap with saran wrap or apply vaseline petroleum jelly.  Put your  socks  on and wear them overnight.

Over the years I have found this to be extremely successful.