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Any remedys for Cracked Heels

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Sue In Oz

Sue In Oz Report 14 Jun 2008 14:38

Hiya, I know how you feel. I also have cracked heels.

Living here in Australia we always use Eulactol heel Balm. Works wonders.
Don't know if you can get it in UK though.


Joan of Arc(hives)

Joan of Arc(hives) Report 14 Jun 2008 14:22

Found it McAnne lol!!

I have been using the foot cream from Aldi. It is called Lacura & I use the aloe vera pink one that has a deodorant in too lol!

It has worked magic & after a week my heels are the smoothest they've ever been with no cracks to be seen!

Even better it costs 99p for an enormous tube! I use it on my shins now too, as they were always dry before.


McAnne's Gahan-Crazy

McAnne's Gahan-Crazy Report 14 Jun 2008 11:26

nudge for joanie to find


Forgetmenot Report 11 Jun 2008 15:44

Hi Grannie and everyone else, I too suffer from painful feet that have hard skin, cracks around the heals and the balls of my feet hurt like hell, so last night I did a pedicure on my feet the best I could as I'm not as flexible these days as I used to be lol.

I use a skin grater by Scholl, I used it after a shower while my feet were still damp, this takes 2 or 3 goes over as many nights to remove the worst of the hard skin, I then cream them with any cream thats for very dry skin, popped on some cotton socks and left them to soak.
Today I went to Superdrug and bought "Flexitol" heel balm, it's an Australian product for cracked skin, I have used it since being home along with a cooling foot spray called Party feet also by Scholl, I must admit, in between times of using the grater I use a rough file that is also used for acrylic nails, I use that on dry feet, then cream well.
The Flexitol is very good even though I've used it just the once today, I can already see an improvement.
My feet also burn like hell and get very hot even though I wear leather shoes or sandals. I rarely go barefoot these days as my Osteo in my feet is far too painful.

I hope you have so success in which ever product you use.

Gillie XX

McAnne's Gahan-Crazy

McAnne's Gahan-Crazy Report 11 Jun 2008 15:33

my feet are a major pain just now with having to walk everywhere while my hand is in plaster

since i have started to pile on the weigjt i cant 'do' my feet so well as i used to

the balls of my feet burn like fury and walking has been really hard this week

but my heels i've noticed have pits all over like i've had bubbles or summat - i think from wearing synthetic flip flops

i have a great 'cheese grater' file from m&s cost £9 but its huge and gives good coverage but i still can't get my feet free of hard/dry skin :O(

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Jun 2008 15:19

Thanks Tania .just seen your reply . been out doing the weekly shop so missed it.

I might give that grans remedy a whirl !!



TaniaNZ Report 11 Jun 2008 10:48

Daff I think you may have discovered(and lost)grans remedy it is an australian product


TaniaNZ Report 11 Jun 2008 10:47

yes its the name of a product
there is a powder for smelly feet and an oil for cracked heels,its quite astringent and workks really well(one or two treatments and its heaps better)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Jun 2008 10:37

Whats grans remedy ?? is that the name of a product or am i being thick lol


TaniaNZ Report 11 Jun 2008 10:33

I like grans remedy you buy it over the counter at the chemist.
It works really quickly

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Jun 2008 10:16

i have the same problem get some really bad cracks that make walking so painful at times. I made a chiropodist appointment and was so glad i did he gave my feet a good going over and took off all the hard skin and buffed down the flaky skin too ,he finished off with a foot massage with some really good moisturiser I have one of scholl foot buffer things and am always buffing away but i am still getting the cracks even tho i moisturise every night He has just recommended a cream called Calmurid that is powerful at scouring away dry skin. It seems to be working!! however you have to careful not to put it on any cracked area as will cause stinging and needs to be washed off immediately



IssyB Report 11 Jun 2008 10:00

Hi Grannie

I have the same problem. I have psoriasis and it affects my hands and nails and my feet. I file my feet every day and apply either Flexitol Heel Balm which was recommended by a chiropodist, or Scholl Antiseptic Cracked Heel cream. If you like soaking your feet put a little cooking oil in to the water this makes the skin soften. When they get really bad in the warm weather when I am wearing sandals I cream my feet before going to bed and put on socks.

Hope this helps.


legs of liverpool

legs of liverpool Report 11 Jun 2008 08:31

hi have any of you looked at some ones feet that dont eat well there great yet me and my daughter eat all are vey salads fish meat fruits the good things as our mums would say to us yet are feet are all dry and cracked it not right my hub eats no veg no fish fruit or salads and lots of cakes and he has realy nice feet nice and soft just like baby feet were is the justic in that ha ha lol


KempinaPartyhat Report 10 Jun 2008 20:57

Vick ....then put your socks on and go to bed !!!! sorted

legs of liverpool

legs of liverpool Report 10 Jun 2008 20:54

hi it is flexitol heel balm for rough dry feet
me and my daughter have this problem and thay split and it hard to walk at times
defo use a file on your dead skin first and then i use that hand wash the hospital use to kill germs and m.r.s.a. boots sell one called matron bio hand wash gel i use this on my feel to kill germs then put the balm on it works but you must keep doing it ok


MrDaff Report 10 Jun 2008 19:46

Look in Asda/Tesco... not sure which ... there is an Australian remedy... and it really is sooooo good!! (Please don't tell those GR members who know me, but I have left the product in the guest house I have been staying in at the weekend, otherwise I would give you the details, lol I have a bit of a reputation for leaving stuff behind, lol)


Daff xxx

I use it... put my feet in socks and either go to bed with them on, or wear them with trainers... within two or three days really deep cracked heels are sorted!


Ron2 Report 10 Jun 2008 19:36

You should see your GP. Was in CCU last week (heart attack)and remember seeing poster showing probs with heels think was summat to do with chol' too high

Animal Lover

Animal Lover Report 10 Jun 2008 17:25

My nan always used olive oil and her feet were lovely - even when she was 90! AL


♥Athena Report 10 Jun 2008 17:09

That's what I use when my feet go through very rough patches - olive oil always seems to work for me.


Kay???? Report 10 Jun 2008 17:08

try a chiropodist,they will treat and show you how to take care after,,,also your shoes may not be helping,especially if you wear sandles type everyday,