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Dealing With Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are dry, thick skin that forms on the heels of the feet. It is an unsightly look and can be uncomfortable. Cracked heels or calluses can develop when the fat pad under the heels of your feet expands while walking. This condition can also result from standing for prolonged periods of time, walking barefoot, taking hot showers, using products that strip the skin of its natural oils, or from severe weather conditions. One can try moisturizing home remedies, such as a honey and water scrub or olive oil or petroleum jelly gently massaged into the feet. If the problem persists or worsens, an appointment with a podiatrist should be made to be evaluated and to receive the appropriate treatment.


If the skin on your feet starts to crack, you may want to see a podiatrist to find treatment. If you have any concerns, contact one of our podiatrists from Ultimate Foot Care . Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Cracked Heels

It is important to moisturize your cracked heels in order to prevent pain, bleeding, and infection. The reason cracked heels form is because the skin on the foot is too dry to support the immense pressure placed on them. When the foot expands, the dry skin on the foot begins to split.

Ways to Help Heal Them

  • Invest in a good foot cream
  • Try Using Petroleum Jelly
  • Ease up on Soaps
  • Drink Plenty of Water

Ways to Prevent Cracked Heels

  • Moisturize After Showering
  • Skip a Shower
  • Keep Shower Water Lukewarm
  • Don’t Scrub Your Feet

If you are unsure how to proceed in treating cracked heels, seek guidance from a podiatrist. Your doctor will help you with any questions or information you may need. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Smithtown, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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