A person’s feet are sometimes the most neglected part of a his body. Whether it’s for walking, running or playing sports, a person is constantly using their feet. Not taking care of your feet can cause unwanted skin issues and foot problems, which can lead to a person experiencing pain whenever they walk. Since many people use their feet all of the time, it is important to treat your foot with care.
What are the causes of cracked feet?
Definition of cracked feet
Cracked feet is a popular foot issue among men and women, and it happens mostly around the heal area of the foot. Cracked feet can be identified by the obvious cracks in the heel region of the foot, peeling skin, flaky patches, and sometimes bleeding. Causes of cracked feet Obesity Being overweight can put a lot of pressure on the heel of a person’s foot. If an obese person’s skin does not stretch easily around the foot, the obese person’s weight will cause their feet to expand sideways causing the skin to crack.
Skin condition/diseases Many medical issues and skin problems can help to increase a person’s chances of having cracked feet. A lot of medical issues and skin problems such as diabetes, psoriasis or eczema, cause people to suffer from dry skin, and dry skin that is responsible for cracked feet.
Type of shoes So many men and women love to wear shoes that are not good for their feet, but what people are not realising is that this type of shoes is not good for a person’s feet. Open heel shoes, sandals or flip flops and some of the main shoes that can cause a person to have cracked feet. These shoes do not provide support for a person’s heel, which can put a lot of pressure on the fat pad of a person’s foot.
Cures for cracked feet
Hydrogenate vegetable oil
If a person applies a heavy coat of hydrogenated vegetable oil to dry feet or dry heels and put a sock on, it will help the foot’s healing process. A person foot must be covered with a sock overnight and this process should be repeated until the foot starts to heal, which will usually happen within a few days.
Foot baths and massage Getting a regular foot bath and massage will help the healing process for cracked feet, and it will make a person’s foot healthy again. Foot baths and massages can be given at many spa treatment facilities or nail salons.