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HEEL FISSURES

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DEFINITION:– Skin on the edge of the heel splits.

Symptoms:

  • Fissures in heel skin
  • If deep, bleeding and infection may occur
  • Pain

Causes:

  • Skin excessively dry
  • Walking in incorrectly fitting shoes
  • Walking barefoot over harsh terrain
  • Deficiency in both Omega 3 fatty acids and zinc

Treatment:

Lifestyle Recommendations

  • Treat for secondary infection if necessary
  • Foods rich in vitamin E, calcium, iron, Omega 3 and zinc should be eaten regularly

Supplement Recommendations

  • Soak feet daily in tea tree oil, rosewater and pure lemon juice
  • Apply daily moisturizer to the heel area (petroleum jelly, shortening, glycerin mixed with rosewater and many other mixtures)
  • Vitamin A

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