With summer upon us and our feet on display in open shoes, now is the time to repair and heal your cracked heels. But did you know that there’s more to cracked heels than meets the eye?
Cracked heels, which can also be referred to as heel fissures, are a common foot condition causing discomfort and at times, also pain making it difficult to walk with severe cases becoming infected. They’re predominantly caused by dry skin and are accompanied by thickened skin, along with the occasional yellow or brown calluses around the edge of the heel. However, the main problem with cracked heels is their unsightly appearance.
What causes cracked heels?
Cracked heels can appear for many reasons, but are mainly due to dry heat or cold air, open backed shoes, ill-fitting shoes where the base of the shoe is too narrow or the shoe is too small allowing the heel to sit over the back of the shoe.
Below are some other common reasons and / or health conditions that may also contribute:
Top tips for smooth summer heels
The common summer foot problem of dry cracked heels is not only embarrassing, but can be painful and become infected if left unchecked. The good news is, you can heal them yourself with this quick and easy tips:
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