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Top 3 Causes of Cracked Heels & Treatment Tips

Causes of Cracked Heels 

Spring is almost here and that means sandal season. If you’re worried about flaunting your feet because you suffer from cracked heels, we’re here to help. At KC Foot Specialists, we see some pretty severe cases of cracked heels. Not only can they be unsightly, but they can also be a health hazard. Dry, cracked skin is an invitation for infection. Add to that the fact that feet are exposed to a lot of germs and dirt just because we walk on them every day or keep them cooped up in sweaty shoes, and trouble can soon follow this condition.

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Have Chronic Back Pain? The Problem May Be Your Feet

feet and back painSometimes it’s easy to ignore the small aches that come out of nowhere, but those aches are often the result of a larger issue in another part of your body. Although your bones aren’t connected to one another directly, they are connected through a cohesive system of tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other fibers. This is the reason that pain in one part of your body could be causing pain in a completely different area of your body. This is particularly true for anyone who suffers from both lower back and foot pain.

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[Infographic] - 5 Things You’re Doing That Could Be Hurting Your Feet

foot painAlthough they don’t seem like it, feet are a delicate part of your body. Most people don’t realize the beating their feet take each day or that they’re doing certain things that can cause damage to your feet without realizing. Even minuscule details, such as the types of socks and shoes you wear, can have serious consequences when it comes to your foot health. Take a look at some common dangers to protect your feet from.

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Heel Pain That Won’t Go Away? KC Foot Specialists Can Help

Time and time again we treat patients with long-term heel pain who thought that there wasn’t any treatment for permanent relief. Popular treatment options include various over-the-counter medications and shoe inserts, which rarely provide long-term relief. So what can be done for a patient who suffers from chronic heel pain with no relief from typical treatment methods? Simply put: schedule a consultation with a  podiatrist.

Doctors Laha, Hall, and Phillips at Kansas City Foot Specialists are ready to pick up where your primary care doctor or home treatment fell short. Our doctors have been able to offer many patients a significant improvement and long-term relief for their chronic heel pain.

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Finding the Perfect Fit: Tips for Trying on Shoes

finding proper shoe fitMost people are wearing shoes that look better than they feel or fit. Properly fitting shoes are the first and easiest step towards relieving your persistent foot, leg, or back pain. With care, you can easily have both fashion and function. In order to select properly fitting shoes, you must first pay attention to three key fit areas when trying on shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

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