Cracked Heels

Cause: Most commonly the cause is open backed shoes, such as thongs and sling backs of high heels. Patients who are over weight or wear bare feet may also suffer these

What are they? A build up of dry hard skin around the edges of your heels. Over time this may thicken and eventually crack. These are often painful and may bleed and become infected.

How are they treated? Cracked heels can be debrided by one of our podiatrist. It is painless and in fact, often quite a relief.

We may also recommend one of our specialist moisturisers to be used. If infected, we will treat the infection and dress appropriately. We will determine why they are occurring and suggest methods to stop them returning.