In today’s program, Dr. Daniel Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the skin on the heels of our feet and what can be done about dry, cracked heels. With warmer weather our boots become a distant memory as sandals and lightweight shoes are the footwear of choice. With this switch comes more exposed skin on our feet which may reveal dry cracked heels. If you enjoy the freedom of wearing sandals as the weather warms up, it can be a little shocking though to see what lies beneath those winter layers. The problem with dry, cracked heels is that it can develop into painful fissures or openings if left untreated. For some, dry heels may only present a nuisance however, for others, further problems can result such as infections and ulcerations.

One of the main causes of this condition is the dry air with little humidity however there are numerous other factors that can impact the skin on your heels. Common causes are age, psoriasis or skin related conditions, diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency, and excessive weight for example.

Listen to today’s program as Dr. Reminga talks about dry, cracked heels. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.