Heel Pain 101

Keep Your Heels Healthy this Summer

There are a lot of hazards out there for out feet during the summer. People tend to go barefoot or wear flip-flops or sandals often, which can cause a variety of problems.  

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Choosing Shoes

Shoe selection is a very important part of keeping your feet pain free. So, we have a few tips on picking out new shoes. 

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What Causes Heel Calluses?

A heel callus is basically just thick, dry skin that is located on the heel. However, it can cause a lot of pain if left untreated. Sometimes the skin will get so dry it will crack or split, which opens the heel up to infection. 

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What Are Heel Fissures?

Heel fissures are basically cracks in the skin on the heels. The fissures are caused by dry, thickened skin.  

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Preventing Heel Calluses From Forming

A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin. Calluses can occur on the ball of the foot, on the outer side of the big toe, or on the heel. Calluses typically form due to repeated friction and pressure on the area.  

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Getting Rid of Heel Fissures

Dry or cracked skin can be uncomfortable and even very painful on any part of the body, but when it is on your heels, it can be especially debilitating, making it difficult to be on your feet, to walk and to wear shoes.  

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