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When cracks develop in skin which has hardened and thickened around the edges of the heels, it can result in a cracked heel. If the skin becomes too thick and too hard, the cracks will deepen, become very painful and may bleed. When bleeding occurs, there is at risk of the heel becoming infected.


Treatment entails the hard skin being debrided (trimmed) by one of our podiatrists and a paraffin wax foot bath which will rehydrate the skin. If your heels have become infected, we will treat the infection and dress the wound appropriately. Our professional podiatrists will then determine the cause of your condition and suggest methods to prevent it from returning.

To find out more about treating cracked heels, contact us with your enquiry or make an appointment.


For more information about foot problems, go to our Advice Centre which has factsheets you can download as well as the latest news on foot conditions or just contact us with your questions.