Dry skin is very common, particularly on the bottom of the foot. A skin that is dry is one that is lacking in moisture, this means that the skin is no longer supple, is prone to cracks and may peel. A skin that is dry is therefore prone to infection, both fungal and bacterial as the cracks provide a portal of entry.
Dry skin occurs when the outer layer of the epidermis (this is the top layer of the skin) becomes dehydrated. A dehydrated skin becomes less elastic and is therefore prone to split and crack.
Dry skin can occur for a number of reasons, including:
If your feet are dry then why not visit one of our podiatrists here at Manchester Podiatry who will be able to remove the dry skin and offer you advice on how to rehydrate the new skin cells. It is important that the skin on your feet is hydrated in order to improve and maintain healthy feet.
For more information about the services that are available or to book an assessment please call 0161 883 0099
Our clinics are open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, and 9am - 4pm on Saturday. We can usualy see you within 24 - 48 hours. Sometimes same-day appointments are available.
Manchester Podiatry offers a range of podiatry services that are suitable for all individuals. This means that whether young or old, amateur or elite athlete - Manchester Podiatry can help you!
Manchester Podiatry is a leading provider of quality podiatric assessment and treatment services in Manchester and Merseyside.
We are part of Chiropody.co.uk - We provide immediate access to a high quality, value for money bespoke podiatry service. Our podiatrists provide specialist treatments to meet the needs of individuals, case managers, solicitors, organisations, care homes, and sport teams.