Neighborhood Health Center's podiatrists discuss ways in which one should care for dry and thickened skin on your feet.
Dry skin often appears on the heels and sides of the feet and between the toes. It may make the affected area feel itchy, tight, and even painful. Although this may be irritating, it is rarely harmful and actually quite common.
The following everyday factors may cause dry skin on the feet:
“Wearing the wrong shoes or spending too much time on your feet can result in dry, irritated, scaly, or thickened skin. Without treatment, dry skin can thicken and crack open, leaving the feet vulnerable to infection,” explains Neighborhood Health Center’s Chief Medical Administrator Dr. James Burruano, DPM, ABFAS, ACFAS. “Taking preventative care of your feet can help you avoid dry thickened skin.”
Feet have fewer oil glands than other areas of the body, and they experience daily wear and tear. People can relieve dry skin on the feet using some simple home remedies and taking extra care to help prevent dry skin on their feet such as:
Simple foot soaks, moisturizers, and regular exfoliation can reduce dry skin on the feet and remove areas of dead skin and calluses, preventing them from returning.
Our Neighborhood Health Center podiatry team is here to help ensure your continued health and wellness. Click here to learn more about the podiatry services available at Neighborhood.
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