Cracked Heels & Dry Skin

If you suffer from cracked heels or dry skin, our podiatrists can help.

When the sensitive skin on the bottom of the feet and heels becomes too dry due to insufficient moisture, it can split open, leaving painful cracks, which can lead to bleeding or serious infections. Callused and cracked heels are painful conditions which can occur in both children and the elderly. Calluses cause the skin of your heel to thicken, becoming less flexible and very uncomfortable to walk on.

Particularly in summer, due to higher temperatures, calluses can create a fissure and crack around your heels, which are often too painful to remove with a hand file or pumice stone.

A podiatrist can provide specialised care for cracked heels and dry skin, which includes:

  • Assessment and diagnosis

  • Effective intervention and treatment

  • Prevention through ongoing care

Our podiatrists can offer a range of treatments to help you with get effective relief from these conditions, including over the counter topical treatments, in order to help you get back to a pain free- and active lifestyle. Other treatments can include prescription ointments or creams and debridement of the skin.

In the case of an infection that has occurred from the affected area, a podiatrist may prescribe antibiotics or other treatments, in order to help you with your recovery.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our patients and are always available to speak with our patients, and provide detailed care plans, and answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have.

Put your best foot forward.

Making a booking with one of our professional podiatrists, who deal solely with the feet and lower limbs, is a great first step to long term foot health.