TX Podiatrist Discusses Dry Skin and Callused Heels
Dry skin and callused heels are by far the most common foot complaints. These conditions make feet look older and less attractive, and they can pose a significant health risk. Dr. Glen Beede, a podiatrist in Fort Worth, Texas, says that dry, cracked heels can fissure, causing pain or even tissue wounds. Left untreated, calluses continue to grow thicker and, if they become infected, they may require antibiotics.
But, with a little know-how and some due diligence, you can keep your feet healthy and looking great, no matter what your age. Beede recommends the Artemis Woman Heel Smoother (artemiswoman.com), a hand-held, battery-operated pedicure tool that has earned the APMA's Seal of Acceptance. The device features a DuraCrystal tip that easily exfoliates dead skin on the feet and smoothes calluses without the use of chemicals or dangerous blades.
Source: South Florida Health [12/28/11]