Cracked Heels Information and Treatment
Cracked heels are a problem of fissuring and
thickening of the foot's skin. Cracked heels are the main problem of
foot. Cracked heels are commonly caused by dry skin ( xerosis ), and
made more complicated if the skin around the rim of the heel is
thick (callus). They can lead to more serious conditions if not
treated promptly. Heel fissures occur when the skin on the bottom,
outer edge of the heel becomes hard, dry and flaky, sometimes
causing deep fissures that can be painful or bleed. Fissures are
regular linear cut wounds mostly superficial which involve
epidermis. If the Heel Fissures are deep, then it may also be
accompanied with skin bleeds which causes a lot of pain. This
problem is most common in summer seasons and warmer climates.
Cracked heels are also known as Heel fissures.
Our diet and way of life has also something to do with this problem.
Cracked, dry and flaky heels look very unpleasant. They give a very
rough and untidy look, which nobody wants to have. There are many
reasons and causes for having cracked heels.