Wondering how you got cracked heels? This winter has been very harsh so far.  Most people have been staying inside protecting themselves from the subzero temperatures.  The heat that is keeping you warm and toasty may actually be making your heels crack.

Have you noticed that your hair is full of static lately?  Your hair gets staticky because there is not enough moisture in the air.

Cold winter air can’t hold much water. That low humidity air gets into your house where your heating system expands the air even more – making the air even drier.

When this happens, everything in your house dries out, including your skin.  The skin on your heels has less elasticity than other skin on your body, especially when it gets dry. Since the skin doesn’t expand as easily, it causes cracks or fissures (really deep cracks).

Heel cracks don’t only happen in the winter. They can occur in the summer too. If you walk around barefooted, or wear backless shoes, you are putting too much stress on the back of the heel causing your heels to crack.

When Do I Have To Start Worrying About My Cracked Heels?

  1. When they become painful
  2. If you have diabetes
  3. If you see signs of bleeding or an infection especially in people with diabetes or poor circulation

How Can I Stop My Heels From Cracking?

Moisturizing with a urea works wonders for dry, cracking feet.  At our office, we have a special urea stick that you apply like a deodorant stick.  Our special formula moisturizes your heels while softening the cracks. The urea stick works great for people who don’t like the feeling of cream on their hands. The cream never touches your hands! We also have special hydrating creams to help reduce cracking and splitting.

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For people without diabetes or poor circulation, try using a pumice stone before applying the moisturizer. If your problem isn’t helped by moisturizing or exfoliating it might be time to come into the office. Don’t let those uncomfortable unsightly heels ruin your winter!  Give our office a call for an appointment at (845) 298-9074.



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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

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I came here today for the first time what a wonderful group of people, very professional and friendly and the Dr. I saw, Dr. Geshev, he is absolutely the first podiatrist I’ve ever seen that made me feel very comfortable, and he knows what he’s doing. I would recommend this podiatrist office to everybody.

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

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Wonderful staff (warm and inviting). Clean office. Dr. G is knowledgeable and listened to me. He knew 3 ways to help my situation and I know that I will feel better under his care and instructions. I recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists!

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: By appointment only

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