Plantar hyperkeratosis is a condition that occurs due to the natural breakdown of dehydrated skin and which, combined with day-to-day pressure on the foot, starts to crack. In some cases, these cracks can reach deeper skin layers, causing pain and bleeding. It develops because of an overproduction of keratin. That is, the body produces more keratin (a skin substance) than it should produce and ends up forming that heel with cracks that can itch and hurt a lot, resulting in extreme dryness.
The main causes of plantar hyperkeratosis
- Pressure on the sole region (biomechanical alteration) - Obesity - Autoimmune diseases (diabetes, thyroid disease, psoriasis) - Hyperthyroidism - Menopause -Weather changes - Genetics
There is a myth that this problem is related to uric acid, but this is not true. There is no relationship between uric acid and plantar hyperkeratosis.
Tips and treatment
It is very common to notice the appearance of large calluses on the soles of the feet. Try using a foot file in these cases. However, after using this method for a while, the calluses become even rougher and present fissures even more difficult to treat.
Therefore, constant hydration combined with exfoliation through using products specific to the area of the feet(creams and exfoliating products) is recommended.
Maintain healthy feet through daily care. For this purpose, nothing works better than applying the complete Super Pé line.