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Dead Skin on the Feet

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 00:00

Skin is one of the most important organs in the human body. Taking care of the skin covering the feet can be an essential element of maintaining proper foot health. Patients often wonder why dead skin can build up on the feet. There are many different potential explanations for dead skin build-up. For example, when the feet are subject to persistent pounding and friction, this can ultimately lead to dead skin cell build up. Importantly, when the feet are dehydrated and unmoisturized, this can exacerbate dead skin accumulation. When dead skin cells build up over time, it can be important to gently remove that dead skin. An individual might go about doing this in consultation with their podiatrist through exfoliation with a pumice stone. A patient might even use an electric callus remover. If you are someone that struggles with dead skin cell build up on the feet, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today for more information.

If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Gregory Rorick, DPM from Rorick Podiatry, PC. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a particular sector of specialty podiatry with licensed practitioners who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics deals with the forces that act against the body, causing an interference with the biological structures. It focuses on the movement of the ankle, the foot and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics

  • Biomechanics dates back to the BC era in Egypt where evidence of professional foot care has been recorded.
  • In 1974, biomechanics gained a higher profile from the studies of Merton Root, who claimed that by changing or controlling the forces between the ankle and the foot, corrections or conditions could be implemented to gain strength and coordination in the area.

Modern technological improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes that provide a better understanding of podiatric concepts for biomechanics. Computers can provide accurate information about the forces and patterns of the feet and lower legs.

Understanding biomechanics of the feet can help improve and eliminate pain, stopping further stress to the foot.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in New York Mills, Utica, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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