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Dry Skin

What is dry skin?

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.

What causes dry skin?

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:

  • Medication
  • Athletes foot
  • Too frequent washing
  • Detergents
  • Aging
  • The weather
  • Some medical conditions

What should I do if I have dry skin?

If your feet are dry then why not have our podiatrists visit you in the comfort of your own home, who will be able to remove the dry skin and offer you advice on how to rehydrate the new skin cells, with years of experience our Chiropodist and Podiatrist has derived a treatment plan for patients with limited mobility, who often find it difficult to reach their own feet. It is important that the skin on your feet is hydrated in order to improve and maintain healthy feet, and prevent secondary complications and treat symptoms that can arise from dry skin.

For more information about the services that are available or to book an assessment please call: 07985 687 770


Chiropodists and podistrist can help diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of foot and lower limb problems, Our chiropodist and podiatrist is qualified to BSc Podiatric Degree standards with over 9 years experience, as well as dealing with minor foot treatments, such as corns, hard skin (callus), ingrown toenails, bunions, verruca, athletes foot, fungal nail infections, infected toenails, skin problems, we can also deliver fast and effective podiatric treatments such as surgery under local anaesthetic to deal with ingrown toenails or infected toenails (ingrown toenail surgery available.) Our podiatrist can also deal with a wide variety of foot problems, such morton's neuroma, plantar fasciitis, metatarsaligia, neuropathy, over pronation, gait analysis, insoles and orthotic prescriptions, children's foot problems, sports injuries, arthritis, diabetic footcare, elderly foot care and gait changes, plus a whole lot more. At my foot doctor our chiropodist and Podiatrist offers the latest treatments to deal aesthetic problems of nails Toenail Brace innovative injection therapy techniques such as steroid injection, Ostenil injections, PRP injections, , Five minute fungal nail test, Toenail Reconstruction, Low level laser therapy LLLT, Medical Pedicure. we also offer some of the most up to date treatments in the UK, such as Low level laser therapy, neuropathy diagnosis test, which has been proven to treat a wide spectrum of painful foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis , gout, arthritis, heel pain, achilles tendonitis, knee and ankle pain.