When heels become too dry they often crack, sometimes resulting in deep fissures. In some cases the fissures can bleed and this can easily lead to bacterial infection.
Cracked heels are usually accompanied by hard callus which can be painful.
Causes of cracked heels:
- Dry skin.
- Prolonged standing.
- Wearing sandals or open backed shoes.
Treatment involves reduction of the callus application of a concentrated moisturiser cream.
Please feel free to contact the Didsbury, Manchester G4 Clinic to speak to a member of the team for any questions that you may have.
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