Why do heels crack? Causes. What to do?

Hello, readers. Today, let's talk about the heels. The problem of cracks on the heels is familiar to many. If you start taking action immediately, then the heels quickly heal. But, I just want to note that the answer should be sought inside. The reasons why the heels can crack quite a lot. Do not self-medicate, only a doctor can make the correct diagnosis based on the results of the survey. Today I want to tell you about the possible reasons why the heels may crack. Also, I want to tell you what to do with cracks to prevent inflammation and infection in the cracks.

Behind the heels and skin of the feet you need to follow constantly, wash your feet, use pumice stone, use a cream to moisten the skin of your legs. So that you do not have to ask yourself questions about what to do. But, if such a problem has happened, then everything has a solution and you can get rid of cracks on the heels at home.

Cracks can be whitish in winter, and in summer when they get dust, darker and more noticeable. But, the problem does not disappear if measures are not applied.

Why do the heels crack? Causes.

The reasons why the heels crack quite a lot, often it's a lack of time to care for the heels and feet, which leads, first to small incisions, and then to deeper cracks. And also, this is a health problem.

  • The first thing I want to note is the lack of vitamins in the body, especially vitamin A. Lack of vitamin A, can lead to dry skin, not only on the heels, but also on the hands, face and body.
  • Heels are traumatized because of uncomfortable shoes. Because of the incorrectly chosen shoes, the hips are formed, the heels may crack and even the foot may be deformed.
  • Cracks can be the cause of fungal diseases.
  • Diabetes mellitus as one of the main causes of cracks on the heels, it is very important to donate blood to sugar to know the level of sugar in the blood.
  • The heels may crack because of a violation of the thyroid gland, as well as in violation of the internal organs.
  • The heels may crack, because there is no proper care behind the heels. After all, most people remember about leaving, it's closer to summer, when it's time to go to open shoes.
  • The problem of cracks on the heels can be observed in people who are worth a lot, these are sellers, hairdressers, cooks, etc.
  • If the skin on the feet and heels is dry, pay attention to the kidneys.
  • Unbalanced power, may cause cracks.
  • The heels can dry and crack with excessive body weight, as the load goes to the feet.

Fissures on the heels can be small, but if you do not take measures in them, dust can get, the cracks become larger in time, which can be aggravated by inflammation. Thereby creating inconveniences, pain and discomfort when walking. What to do? Of course, take action.

If there are no problems with internal organs, or serious health problems, timely treatment will bring its results. But it happens that there are serious health problems and they require treatment, then the doctor can not do without the help.

What should I do if my heels dry and crack?

What can I do at home? Care for heels. These are everyday procedures. Baths, scrubs, masks, creams, home ointments. If every night to pay attention to the heels, then in a week the condition of the heels will improve significantly.

Pay attention to your food, include in your diet fresh vegetables, fruits, vegetables, fruit juices. You can also drink a complex of vitamins. What vitamins are useful for the skin and what foods they contain, you can read in the article "What vitamins are good for the skin."

To cure cracks you need to be patient, the wounds tighten more quickly if they do not get a pile and dirt. Each time, layer by layer, it is necessary to remove the dead cells with pumice. Moisten the skin with creams and healing ointments.

It is very useful to make home foot masks from natural ingredients. Rasparit in the pelvis legs and apply a home mask for 20 minutes. Recipes for masks, you can see in the article "Home Exfoliating Mask for the feet."In the article you will find recipes for home foot masks.

Foot baths. Before cleaning your heel with pumice stone, you need to steam it into a basin with hot water, you can add a little soda to the water or use a decoction of herbs. Of the herbs, chamomile, calendula, sage. I really like the soda bath, it perfectly softens the skin, which contributes to the better removal of the horny layer. For two liters of warm water you need to take two tablespoons of soda, stir and pour everything into the bath. If desired, you can add a few drops of essential oil.

The legs in the bath hold for 20 minutes, then you need to use pumice, remove the keratinized layer gradually, so as not to injure the heels. Iron "grater", to remove the stratum corneum is not suitable, as they injure the heels. After the heels are cleaned with pumice stone, the feet should be rinsed with warm water and wiped with a towel. For legs, you should have a separate towel.

Then, on the skin of feet and heels, we apply a nourishing cream with vitamins or home ointment. You can lubricate your feet with oil. Perfectly suitable: cocoa butter, shea butter, almond oil, peach seed oil, olive oil, etc. After the procedure, it is desirable to wear cotton socks.

With cracks on the heels, I suggest you a recipe for a home ointment based on wax and propolis. Checked repeatedly by my grandmother. This is her recipe, which helped her get rid of cracks. Since the grandfather had an apiary, they had no problems with natural honey, wax and propolis. Therefore, instead of creams and oils, you can apply on the heels of home ointment.

Ointment based on wax. To prepare the ointment, we need: a glass of vegetable oil on which you need to fry one onion, remove onions, add a hundred gram of wax to the oil( wax must be grated first), as well as a piece of propolis( the size of a pea).We melt everything and let it boil for a couple of minutes. We merge the ointment into the jar. The ointment is ready. We put ointment on the heels, after the bath.

Ointment really very quickly helps to tighten the cracks. So beeswax and propolis have anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, bactericidal properties.

Ointment based on oils. I improved this ointment a little, I prepare it from oils and wax. This ointment heals and cracks on the lips, and cracks on the heels, suitable for lubricating elbows and knees. To prepare the ointment from the oils, you must melt a couple of spoons of wax in a water bath, add cocoa butter and shea butter, a teaspoonful. When the oils are melted, we put everything off the fire and add a couple of teaspoons of sea buckthorn oil, or calendula oil, or wheat germ oil. Pour the ointment into a jar and store in the refrigerator.

Oils and ointments of marigold can be purchased at the pharmacy, and wax, propolis, in beekeepers on the market.

Calendula ointment. Cracks on the heels heals the ointment of calendula. At night, after you steamed and cleaned the heels with pumice stone, apply calendula ointment and put on socks. After 4-5 procedures you will see a positive result.

With deeper cracks, you can use ointments with an antibiotic in the composition. But if you have tried a lot of folk remedies, to heal cracked heels, and the cracks do not heal, or the bass has very deep cracks on the heels, then this is an occasion to consult a doctor.