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Dry cracked heels

Dry cracked heels, often with a build up of callous, can cause distress and foot and heel pain when walking. The condition is usually worse in the summer when sandals are predominantly worn.

Treatment consists of daily use of a glass file or emery file followed by an emollient cream such as CCS Foot Cream, Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream, or ClearZal Silk Smooth. Where callous is present ClearZal Callous Cream is recommended or by the regular daily use of Flexitol Heel Balm or CCS Foot Balm callous build up can be prevented.

Prolyne gel pressure protection pads applied daily to the heels are an excellant solution to this painful condition. The pads are self adhesive air permeable and reusable.

If the condition persists, the use of a heel softening sleeve overnight, helps to keep the skin from drying out.

Products to help prevent dry cracked heels

Emery Callous File

Emery file. Large easy to use emery files for the safe removal of hard skin and callous. PACK OF FOUR

Read more here about the benefits of Emery Callous File

Flexitol Heel Balm

Flexitol cracked heel balm is specially formulated for the treatment of rough, dry and cracked heels. Recommended as a treatment and preventative product for diabetic and general foot care. Flexitol contains 25% Urea for the removal of dead skin cells. Urea is non toxic, hypoallergenic and a topical anaesthetic. Urea increases water uptake in the stratum corneum and gives it a high water binding capacity.

Read more here about the benefits of Flexitol Heel Balm

Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream

Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream is a rich nourishing cream for all over foot moisturisation which can also be used on the body. Contains Vitamin E and Urea for active hydration of very dry skin.

Read more here about the benefits of Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream

ClearZal Hard Skin Remover

Unique triple keratolytic action formula for hard callused feet. Not suitable for diabetics or on skin that is irritated, infected or broken. 100gm tube

Read more here about the benefits of ClearZal Hard Skin Remover

CCS Heel Balm

CCS Heel Balm is clinically proven to treat the most severe cases of rough, dry skin and cracked heels. Contains Urea which helps break down, repair and soften hard skin, leaving feet smooth and skin supple.

Read more here about the benefits of CCS Heel Balm

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