How To Heal Deep Cracked Heels
Your feet are a very vulnerable part of your body as they do so much work every day. Simply walking around puts pressure on your feet, leading to friction, dryness, and irritation. This can result in deep cracked heels. Once your heels crack, a solution can be difficult.
When skin on the feet dries out, it can sometimes crack. Very deep cracked heels – sometimes called heel fissures – can be incredibly painful. In fact, sufferers often find themselves unable to walk without intense pain. Once you develop cracked heels, it’s important to begin using a solution right away. Deep cracks can lead to infections, which may require medical attention.
Cracked heels can be frustrating as they limit mobility, especially if you’re suffering from deep cracks. A solution can also be difficult as it’s a lengthy process, and many home remedies and other recommendations prove ineffective.
Don’t give up hope. You’ll have to go easy on your feet for a few days, and give them extra care to facilitate the healing process.
Stay Off Your Feet As Much As Possible
Once a heel develops a deep crack, your feet need a break. Walking on a cracked heel creates more friction and pressure, both of which can make cracked skin worse.
Stay off your feet as much as possible. If you work a job where you must walk around, talk to your boss about getting extra rest time while you’re healing.
When you’re not walking, consider wearing gel socks to lock in moisture. This can help rehydrate your skin, reducing symptoms. However, some gels have side effects, and could even make cracked heels worse. Use any medicated sock with precaution, and cease use if you notice symptoms like redness or irritation.
Delfina users find they’re able to walk around comfortably within the first week of use. If you’re using Delfina, products like gel socks will not be necessary.
Seal Up The Cracks
Deep cracked heels are vulnerable to infection, especially if they’re bleeding. Dressing and bandages are important to keep cracked heels from getting worse.
Doctors recommend liquid bandages, which you can find at any pharmacy. They seal cracks, ease the pain of walking, and keep your wounds clean.
Try Foot Soaks
Foot soaks can help you remove dead skin on your heels, which can help with the healing process. After a foot soak, you can use a pumice stone or similar device to remove dry skin.
Soak your feet in soapy water for about 10 minutes before gently patting them dry with a towel. Then, use a pumice stone or foot scrubber and rub your heels to remove the upper layer of skin. Be careful not to rub too hard and cause irritation and always moisturize afterwards.
When soaking your feet, refrain from using harsh soaps with lots of additives. This can irritate your skin further, causing dryness, redness, and irritation. Remember, your skin is already damaged when you have cracked heels, so be extra gentle with it. Natural products are best.
While foot soaks can alleviate pain and may facilitate healing, Delfina is the most expedient, effective option for cracked heels.
Choose The Right Moisturizer
As cracked heels are caused by dry skin, proper moisturizing is vital to the healing process. However, not every moisturizer is right for your feet or your skin in general.
Many products in foot creams contain harsh additives and chemicals. Alpha hydroxy acid is frequently used in such products. While it may be effective for some, it can also cause side effects like itching, redness, and irritation. If your skin is already damaged, it’s better to stick to natural moisturizers.
Delfina Dry Skin Oil has a long, successful history of being a solution for cracked heels, even deep cracks. Developed by a physician, Delfina penetrates the upper layers of skin to stimulate hydration from within.
Delfina can also stop cracked heels from developing to begin with. Simply put, if you use Delfina, you won’t get cracked heels. Preventing cracked heels is ideal, as cracks can be very painful and increase your risk of infection.
Read more about how Delfina works here and see before and after pictures here showing how Delfina has successfully been a solution for cracked heels.
The Bottom Line
Deep cracked heels can be a source of pain, stress, and anxiety. While they can be difficult to find a solution for even using the best methods, your skin will eventually heal if you give it proper care. Delfina Dry Skin Oil also means solutions is easier than ever before. Prior to Delfina, the only options were medicated socks and other obsolete methods like foot soaks. Delfina now fixes all problems associated with cracked heels.
As cracks can take so long to heal, prevention is the best option. Regularly using Delfina Dry Skin Oil on your feet will keep your skin healthy and stop dryness and cracks from occurring.
We know how painful dry skin and related conditions like cracked heels can be. We are always here to help patients looking for guidance. Feel free to reach out to us any time with questions.