Well, we haven’t had much of a winter this year. But that doesn’t mean Spring isn’t just around the corner. And we all know what that means. Feet that have been covered up in boots and shoes for months will soon be making an appearance in sandals and thongs. And all those months out of sight – and mind – can mean your feet are less than beautiful. Are your feet fit for viewing?
The skin is the largest organ of the body – responsible for protecting everything within. And sometimes, the wear and tear shows!
Feet can be particularly vulnerable to wear and tear. They carry the weight of the entire body, and they spend a great deal of the day enclosed in shoes and boots that can rub and irritate.
are created by pressure and friction. The skin contains Keratin, which is a protective protein. When pressure and friction combine in a specific area, the skin produced too much keratin, causing a callous.
develop in a similar way to callouses, but form in a small, concentrated area. Often bone pressure against the skin is the cause – so they often form on toes.
are caused by a combination of dryness, thickening of the skin and tensile stress to the skin, or epidermis. The skin around the heel loses it’s suppleness and elasticity and cracks form. Sometimes these cracks are deep, painful, and can even bleed. Prolonged standing, increased weight and even hormonal changes can affect the heels.
Nobody wants to see corns, callouses and cracked heels in a nice pair of sandals or even a casual pair of thongs.
So, what do you do if you have any of these problems? Simple, call Precision Health Spine & Sports Clinic on 9639 7337 for an appointment with our podiatrist and your feet will be ready for stepping into Spring in no time.