Cracked heels

Multiple cracks forming around the base of the heel

If heel cracks are left untreated then they can progress into fissures: a crack going deeper into the skin. Dry skin is the most commonly thought reason for heel cracking, however increased weight, diabetes, and poor circulation can also cause poor foot health. Along with the cracking of the skin, you may also be experiencing dry itchy heels, hard skin on the heel, pain and or bleeding.

With a treatment plan, cracking in the heels will not develop into fissuring. Careful removal of the hard skin by your podiatrist and regular moisturising the cracks will ultimately heal this problem if done consistently.