Cracked heels

Dry skin is lack of moisture in the outer layer (stratum corneum) and this results in cracks in the skin surface. Cracked heels are a common foot problem. In most cases the problem is merely a nuisance and unattractive to look at, however, In severe cases, cracked heels can become infected, and lead to cellulitis or an diabetic foot ulcer if patient is diabetic


  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Excessive skin washing
  • Chemical detergent
  • Cold environment
  • Psoriasis, dermatitis, Atopic dermatitis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Certain medication
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor circulation
  • Incorrect Footwear

Symptoms & Identification

  • Cracked
  • Flaky
  • Scaling
  • Itchiness
  • Bleeding
  • Green discharge
  • Keynote: Prevention of foot fissure is important in patients with diabetes, as this pathology represents one of the risk factors for developing foot ulcer.

Care & Treatment

Our Podiatrists understand how the skin works, so they can provide the best treatment and advice on how to hydrate the dry skin affecting your feet. As everyone is unique, the treatment option that is best suited for your dry skin will be unique to you.

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