Cracked Heels

By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2011-06-10 18:30:38 -0500
Started 2011-02-09 13:41:48 -0600

Do any of you have problems with your heels drying out (even with lotion) and cracking? I get these painful cracks on my right heel (seldom in the left). I have used all types of lotion on them, I drink lots of water and I still have the darn problem.

Any advice?

33 replies

cavie2 2011-06-10 18:30:38 -0500 Report

my chiropodist said it was more likely to happen if you constantly wear sling backed shoes or flip flop type sandals this causes the skin on your heels to dry out quicker. I use Palmer's cocoa butter formula (moisturizing body oil) put half a capful in my bath water and have transferred some into a small spray bottle. Spray a tiny amount into my palms and rub that into my heels during the day and it works wonders it absorbs fast into the skin and leaves it silky soft and it smells lovely. You only use the smallest amount and it contains vitamin E. wear cotton socks. lol

MewElla 2011-02-14 07:54:08 -0600 Report

Vaseline can work wonders on your heels. Rub in and then put on some warm, snuggly socks and it will be a big difference for you. Good Luck..

swanslake54 2011-02-13 12:10:23 -0600 Report

Good morning everyone, I just experienced the most amazing result from the Gormel Creme I've been using. I wasn't getting any circulation in my left foot before the angioplasty and the little toe was black and hard, it was horrible to look at. My podiatrist told me the creme would take care of it, I didn't really believe it would really work, well, this morning after my shower the hard crusty shell just fell off. I can't explain the joy my toe is pink again. This is a wondeful product and this is the results in less than 2 weeks.

mimiof6 2011-02-12 00:27:15 -0600 Report

i have the same problem. my dr suggested i use vasaline on my feet. he said to rub lots of it on my feet before i get in bed and put socks on my feet. this has really helped, i also use the body butter with shea. hope this helps.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2011-02-11 20:12:04 -0600 Report

I use Vicks and socks every night. If I stop I get the cracks back. It sure hurts!

gramme 2011-02-14 05:29:28 -0600 Report

rub vicks on the bottom of your feet when you or your kids or grands have a bad cough from a cold

Yasmina 2011-02-11 17:43:16 -0600 Report

I've used a produce called Healthy Feet that a freind gave me from a hardware store. It goes on a little bit like lard, but it really does work.

Ralph 2011-02-10 20:16:38 -0600 Report

when I took my classes of diabetes they told us to use a cream which did not contain any alcohol in it. I have also heard the best time to put on cream is right after you dry off after your bath. I have been using Utter Cream. I get it at Wal Mart.

angelhart0464 2011-02-10 17:18:32 -0600 Report

My feet get very dry and when they do i put a lot of lotion on them and put socks on my feet and keep them on all day then do it again the next day and that really helps

tabby9146 2011-02-10 13:28:53 -0600 Report

I had to go to my dermatologist yesterday and Ishowed my cracked heels and asked if there was anything that would get rid of them completely and she said no (which I found hard to believe) so I plan to see a podiatrist. I have bunions too, they don't bother me, but being diabetic, I"d better go. I know the Avon Footworks line real well, because I sell it and they have an overnight rejuvenating cream that I love, a callus cream, deep moisture cream, cracked heel relief cream, all of them are very good. The customers I have whose cracked heels hurt a little at times, swear by the cracked heel relief. I se it on mine and it helps but everything seems temporary, and we have to keep using everyday, once I stop using something for a while, the improved condition I was seeing, goes away. I use a foot file and pumice. Never use anything sharp on your feet, as a diabetic. The Eucerin is good too.

theladyiscrazy 2011-02-10 16:55:26 -0600 Report

I will have to go to the doc and maybe I will check into the cream. I understand it needs to be done daily. I just wish even the daily stuff would work. KWIM>

Dawn Boucher
Dawn Boucher 2011-02-10 12:05:59 -0600 Report

Have you tried eucerine foot lotion it is good for 24 hours and keep your socks on It is only around 10 dollars

swanslake54 2011-02-10 10:04:40 -0600 Report

My podiatrist prescrbed a product called Gormel Creme and I'm extremely pleased with the results. Its expensive at $25 but its worth it. I noticed a difference in less week

alanbossman 2011-02-09 15:21:29 -0600 Report

Yes mine do dry out and crack. My podiatrist told me to right after my luke warm shower he don't dry your off apply a good lotion to you feet and wear socks to bed and get a humidifier for your bedroom. Sure has helped me out.

theladyiscrazy 2011-02-09 15:42:27 -0600 Report

So, apply the lotion while the feet are still wet? socks… I might have to suffer. I hate socks (and shoes for that matter). What does the humidifier do to help?

re1ndeer 2011-02-09 14:34:12 -0600 Report

I also, get the dry feet and heals even after putting on lotion.

I suggest that maybe since these things are not working for you that maybe you should see a podiatrist (foot doctor) and maybe he/she can prescribe a treatment for you.

Good luck.

realsis77 2011-02-09 14:09:19 -0600 Report

I do have that problem and I've tried the "ped egg" and it works wonderfully. It actually removes the dry cracked skin little by little and feels great! I got my pedegg at wallgreens in their as seen on tv department and I really enjoy using it and it helps a lot! After I use the pedegg I put heavy lotion on my heals and it makes a huge difference! Best of luck and I hope this helps you. Its worked very well for me :)

vgarrison 2011-02-10 00:15:29 -0600 Report

I too have a ped egg and I LOVE it!!! I have both the one with the handle and without the handle..both work the same…

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