Your heel cracks are bothering and hurting you? Forget about this problem with HeelCare™ Silicone Gel Sleeves!
Cracked heels can be recognized by a build-up of dry cracked skin around the edge of the heel and split vertically all around the heel, the pain is felt with every step and is very uncomfortable.
Our HeelCare™ Silicone Gel Sleeves are designed to be worn at night to soften your heels while you are sleeping. They are mostly used by people who are on their feet all day!
Cracked heels can occur for a number of reasons, from lacking enough moisture to exposing footwear. If you've noticed symptoms such as dry skin thickening around your heels, or have cracked skin or heel pain, then knowing the causes can help you understand the condition, and could prevent further relapses from happening.
A wide range of different causes:
There are several potential causes of cracked and painful heels. Take a look at your routine, and if you identify anything below that may be affecting you, then try altering your current habits. Here are the most common causes of cracked heels:
Lacking moisture – This is the most common cause of cracked heels. The skin underneath your feet is often dry, rough and chapped. This is because the skin around your heels has a relatively small number of sweat glands. If your skin is particularly dry, then cracked skin appears more easily due to there being less elasticity and can be exacerbated by any of the below problems.
Deficiencies - Lack of vitamins, minerals and zinc in your diet can adversely affect your heel health.
Pressure – Spending a long time standing at work or home can stress the skin on your heels.
Disorders - Athlete’s foot, psoriasis, eczema, thyroid disease, diabetes and some other skin conditions can be the cause of cracked heels.
Obesity – Being overweight can increase the pressure on the fat pad under the heel. This can cause it to expand sideways and, if the skin lacks flexibility, put pressure on the feet. This leads to cracked heels.
Exposing footwear - Open-back sandals or shoes can allow fat under the heel to expand sideways and increase the possibility of cracks on your heels. Taking care of your feet regularly is important when wearing footwear that exposes your heels.
Hygiene - Failing to keep your feet adequately clean can be a further cause of cracked heels.
Water - Water on your feet can take away natural oils from the skin and can leave the skin rough and/or dry. Standing for prolonged periods in damp areas, such as a bathroom, can cause dry and cracked heels.
Poor-fitting shoes - Wearing shoes that do not fit properly can contribute to cracked heels.
Genetics - Naturally dry or thick, dry skin (callus) around the heel could be a genetic cause of cracked heels.
Why do cracked heels happen?
Cracked heels are caused when the skin around your heels splits apart. A mixture of dryness and pressure lead to cracked heels, as the skin becomes unable to keep up moisture levels and ultimately becomes fragile, leading to breaks.
What can I do about cracked heels?
Boosting foot hygiene with moisturizersand cleansers can help keep skin supple.Support your heels and ankles with this soft and flexible gel material. These ultra soft heel protectors provide your feet moisture for up to 24 hours. Try it, and see if your cracked heels improve. Another tip might be to change your diet to one which includes foods rich in calcium, iron and zinc. In many cases, this can help boost skin health, although it’s best to check with your doctor first before making diet alterations. If you find that your symptoms persist even after treatment, speak to your doctor or dermatologist to find out if there might be any other potential causes or underlying health problems.
Stretchable silicone sleeve
Lightweight, soft silicone gel
Features a flexible, yet durable design
Can be worn with or without shoes
Hand wash with soap and air dry
One size fits most
Recommendations for use:
Silicone heel and ankle sleeves work best when you are resting or sleeping. You can wear these sleeves at home while walking around the house in your shoes, sandals or flip-flops. Not preferable to wear while running or doing any other hard activities. Preferable to use with your favorite lotion or moisturizer.
SOFT SILICONE GEL HEELS - Feel instant pain relief for cracked heels while you sleep, use at night so you wake up with soft heels.
SELECTED SOFT SILICONE with NO AIR HOLES to USE AT NIGHT with foot balm or Coconut oil to gently soften the heel cracks while you sleep so the dry skin can slowly be removed by rasping
USE DURING THE DAY with socks and shoes or trainers for extra cushioning and comfort to ease plantar fasciitis, sore heels, heel spur pain also stock absorption for bruised heels relief.
Made from MEDICAL GRADE SILICONE our HeelCare™ Silicone Gel Sleevesare hand washable and re-usable. Perfect inserts for Standing, Walking or Running.
Size: Approx.3.94 x4.13 inch / 10 x 10.5 cm
Thickness: Approx.3mm Material: Medical Grade Silicone