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Summer Feet

cracked heels

 

This is the time of year that we see a lot of cracked heels.  If you suffer from this, you know what I am talking about. The skin becomes very thick and hard, so hard that the skin starts to split and break open, then the fun starts!!! The cracks become very painful, not to mention they often become blackened with dirt which really makes them stand out.  But it is the pain that can be excruciating with every step.  So what can you do?  Well moisturiser will only work to a certain degree, because the callusing has become so bad that the cream does not penetrate the skin.  The best thing you can do is to see a podiatrist to have this removed.  We debride the area, by cutting the calluses and clean out the cracks.  You would be amazed how good it will look and more importantly feel after a treatment.  We then would recommend a daily regime of moisturising to stop it re-occurring, and discuss with you the type of shoes that you are wearing that could contribute to the problem.

We have HICAPS available in our clinic, which means that our patients can claim from their private health fund straight away

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Shop 2/17-19 East Parade
Sutherland, NSW 2232

Tel: 02 9542 3491
Email: info@sutherlandpodiatry.com.au