Foot Crack Treatment/ Cracked Heels

OVERVIEW

Cracked heels are a common foot problem. Foot crack can occur in both adults & children and seems to affect women more often than men. It's not at all a serious problem. In rare cases, cracks in the heels become very deep and cause pain.

CAUSES

  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Fungal infection
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Standing for long hours
  • Walking around barefoot, or with open back sandals
  • Taking long hot showers
  • Using Harsh soaps that can strip your skin of natural oils
  • Dry skin due to climate
  • Diabetic foot ulcer

TREATMENT

  • Application of heel balms or thick moisturizer
  • Soak and exfoliate feet
  • Liquid bandage
  • Proper food intake
  • Sufficient water intake
  • Salicylic acid base cream application