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my cracked heels are dire

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thighsmadeofcheddar Sat 27-Jun-09 14:59:39

help me. what should I use? Pumice, stone, cream??

chatname Sat 27-Jun-09 15:00:42

Cream, Scholl do one, had this a few years ago!

notnowbernard Sat 27-Jun-09 15:01:02

I had a chiropody appt this week (1st one ever)

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY recommend it!

My heels are like my 2yr olds now grin

MumHadEnough Sat 27-Jun-09 15:03:17

I wonder if I should see a chiropodist, I have the most disgusting thick hard skin on my heels, the ball of my foot and behind my big toe blush. Its disgusting!

Any advice appreciated. (Sorry for hi-jacking, thought I might get some advice here too).

notnowbernard Sat 27-Jun-09 15:04:58

The chiropody appt will sort the dry skin

They use what looks like a craft knife to SLICE away the dead skin <boak>

(Strangely satisfying though)

How one chooses chiropody for a career, I don't know...

thighsmadeofcheddar Sat 27-Jun-09 15:06:22

Oh yes chiropody sounds good. I always assumed they were for more medical reasons then cosmetic. How much was it bernard if you don't mind me asking?

notnowbernard Sat 27-Jun-09 15:10:21


brimfull Sat 27-Jun-09 15:13:43

god I was standing behind a woman in the post office

her heels were cracked and grey/black

I was nearly sick

get thee to a chiropodist quick!

thighsmadeofcheddar Sat 27-Jun-09 15:19:48

Oh god, at least mine aren't grey/black.

Thanks bernard, shall get myself to one immediately.

notnowbernard Sat 27-Jun-09 15:21:44

You won't be disappointed!

They cut your toenails too

And use a 'buffer' machine thingy to soften the skin after all the slicing

Madmentalbint Sat 27-Jun-09 15:23:26

I want to go to a chiropodist but I'm worried that it will tickle and I wont be able to sit still blush

notnowbernard Sat 27-Jun-09 15:26:00

it didn't tickle for me

Maveta Sat 27-Jun-09 15:27:45

You can do it yourself - I do although I should do it more often. Soak feet in warm soapy water for 10-15mins. Scrape with similar knife kind of thing that chiropodists use. Very hard to cut yourself. Get all worst skin off, then use pumice stone to smooth it all out, exfoliating foot scrub, heel balm.

Then walk all over house collecting dust and crap on oiled feet grin

Or go to a chiropodist grin

Lizzylou Sat 27-Jun-09 15:28:12

Have you tried a Ped Egg?
I got one off Ebay for about £3 delivered and it has transformed my hideous feet.
I never wear socks (even with boots in winter) and am always barefoot, even outside.
I now have smooth heels and no rough scaly skin at all.
Worth a try?

Madmentalbint Sat 27-Jun-09 15:57:49

I think I'll try a DIY job with a ped egg first grin

I'm so ticklish I'd probably end up kicking the poor chiropodist in the face! blush

CallMeMalcolm Sat 27-Jun-09 15:58:36

chiropdist you nutter

mrsmerryweather Sat 27-Jun-09 19:24:51

PLEASE will everyone not show their cracked heels and inch deep hard skin?

I stood behind a woman in the bank last week and could have been sick...

I thought my heels needed slight attention- but hers- my God! The hard skin was at least a cm thick...

do these people never look down and behind????

LaTrucha Sat 27-Jun-09 19:27:28

I'll say it only once -


It works.

FatGirlThin Sat 27-Jun-09 19:28:56

What is a ped egg? I've been putting flexitol on my heels and have sanded them down with a foot file thingy but heels still look akin to the grand canyon.

FatGirlThin Sat 27-Jun-09 19:33:18

Oh gawd. I've just googled the ped egg <boakenvy>

LaTrucha Sat 27-Jun-09 19:43:09

How long have you been doing it for? Mine got into shape in two or three weeks.

onegiantleap Sat 27-Jun-09 19:54:10

I have discovered that something I had on prescription for ds's verruccas also removes hard skin. It seems to be salycilic acid [asprin] Used it on hard to reach huge callous on sole. peeled off after a week.
Flexitol, scholl cream, foot file. all used regularly here too,

FanjolinaJolie Sat 27-Jun-09 19:57:00

Flexitol works! Lather on and sleep with cotton socks.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sat 27-Jun-09 20:03:04

The Scholl foot file that has a curved head has worked wonders here, better than any other foot file I have used. Then loads of Flexitol every other night, and put it on when you get into bed so it all sinks in.

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