How do you deal with dry, rough and cracked heels?

@omiami (412)
Malta
May 15, 2009 6:37am CST
I have a problem which is mainly oommon to many people. I suffer from cracked and dry, rough heels. I think I caused the problem myself since for a long period of time I used to wear many flipflops which arent that confortable for the feet. Does anyone of you have a particular remedy to this problem? I work and for long hours I stay on my feet so you can imagine that sometimes it hurts bit. I sometimes put my feet and let them soak in warm water for minutes. I find that it is very relaxing. What about you? any suggestions?
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4 responses
@mysdianait (65052)
• Italy
15 May 09
This is a recurring problem that I have for years and years now and it's worse in the summer with open shoes, sandals and flip flops. Great advice here too - thanks for this topic!
@omiami (412)
• Malta
16 May 09
At the moment I feel that my feet are in a very bad state and I need to do something before starting to wear sandals and flip flops although i will try to keep away from flipflops. Its really great here because many people use different methods to cure the problem and by sharing the ideas in here, you can try them all and see which method helps you the most. Thanks all for your responses.
@mysdianait (65052)
• Italy
16 May 09
I will definately be trying some of them and see what helps best - and soon too because summer is here again!
@patms1 (522)
• United States
15 May 09
First wash your feet in warm water then soak them in water as hot as your can stand. After the waters cools down just a bit dry them and the put vaseline on them. Use a good amount then put on thick warm socks. This works best if you do it just before you go to bed. Try this for a few nights and see what happens.
@omiami (412)
• Malta
16 May 09
From many of the responses I noticed that many of you use the socks after applying cream or something to do feet. I have to try it as soon as possible. thanks a lot.
• United States
15 May 09
I use cow utter cream before bed and were my sox also I use heal supports in my sshoes
@omiami (412)
• Malta
15 May 09
Wearing heel supports in shoes is surely a good idea. Thanks a lot cadigirl!
@bluishrose (2290)
• Philippines
15 May 09
After bathing or soak your feet on warm water, then use a foot scrub to scrub off dry skin. Always moisturize after doing it with a foot lotion not just ordianry lotions for the body. Do this for a week and it will surely fix it. Most importantly do not use anymore the flops that caused it or any footwear that makes the skin dry. Monitor or check out all your footwears and avoid using the ones that makes the skin dry.
@omiami (412)
• Malta
15 May 09
I need to cut flip flops out for sure at least till I fix the problem and maybe wear them every now and then but not this often. I use to wear them even at home all the time. thanks a lot for the suggestions!