Colder temperatures each winter bring many Americans one big problem: dry, cracked skin. Those itchy, dry patches are nature’s way of letting us know that the outer layer of skin, made up of dead skin cells, natural oils and lipids (fats), need help.
Cold weather and lower humidity as a result of indoor heating can strip away the skin’s natural protective layer and wreak havoc with our skin’s ability to stay moisturized. In extreme cases, if not treated, some of these dry areas can deteriorate into painful cracked and bleeding skin, particularly around the feet and ankles. A quick trip to your local drug store will, however, prove that there is no limit to the number of products that are designed to alleviate dry skin.
If your skin is excessively dry and certainly if you have any cracking on your feet or heels, you should visit your Milwaukee WI Podiatrist. Your Podiatrist will diagnose and help you treat your feet so that you can get these conditions under control. Many podiatrists can dispense creams and lotions right in the office or make recommendations for the best products for your particular condition.
At Milwaukee Foot and Ankle Specialists, we have the most cutting edge and innovative technology available. By having digital scanning technology for orthotics, digital X-rays, digital diagnostic ultrasound, laser for removal of toenail fungus & more all in office and available in a moments notice allows you to save time and money.
We look forward to helping you!