I’m Not A Doctor…But!
If you’re like me, when summer comes along, I start wearing my flip-flops and it initially plays hell on my heels because I don’t moisture enough. My feet get very dry and inevitably, I’ll get a “split” or two on the back of my heels (that caption to the right is not my heel — I’d never let them get THAT dry and gross!). OUCH! You wanna talk about something that is painful? Each step reminds you that your heel is in bad shape and it feels like it’s splitting more as you trod along. It makes you miserable.
I have a solution! Superglue your cracked heels closed! You heard it right, Superglue. Like I said, I’m not a doctor but when I was on vacation with a dermatologist, a friend had the split-heel issue. The doctor told my friend to get some Superglue and then the he GLUED my friend’s split heel together. My friend stood up and was amazed that it worked and how great it felt — immediately. Do this only if you’re a healthy adult. If you’ve got circulatory issues or other medical issues, I’d ask my doctor first. If the split is really deep or you have a number of splits — don’t be Dr. Frankenstein on yourself — just go to the doctor.
Here’s How You Do It:
1. Make sure your heels are clean, clean, clean. Inside the split should be washed several times with soap and water and then cleaned with hydrogen peroxide. Did I say clean it? You don’t want an infection.
2. Dry the heels completely before applying the glue. Maybe use a blow dryer on low to make sure you get the inside of the split as dry as possible.
3. Use a new tube of Superglue to avoid germs. Don’t get the kind of glue that you have to mix with another compound to make it work — you want to be able to just squeeze the glue right into the split.
4. Pull the split apart a little, apply the Superglue and squeeze the heel together for about a minute or so — be careful not to get it on your fingers or you’ll loose your fingerprints for awhile!
5. As soon as the glue dries (and it dries really fast), stand up, thank me and let me know how it worked for you! You’ll think you’ve been to Lourdes.
Like I said, I’ve done it a number of times and I’ve never had one problem with it.
ONCE AGAIN: Like anything concerning your body, if you DO have a problem with your heels after trying this, get to the doctor!
A friend had the cracked heel issue and it’s best to avoid getting your feet in that condition in the first place. He recommends a lotion with 25% Urea in it called ‘Flexitol Heel Balm’. It does take several weeks of use to get results; the old skin just falls off. He also uses a Ped Egg to get rid of all the old skin as well. That combination made his heels normal again. Alrighty then!
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