Cracked Heels

Are You Suffering From Cracked Heels?

As the heel is the first part of your foot to touch the ground during walking it is often the first place we build up calluses. Summer time and open shoes can exacerbate the problem. Cracked heels can be extremely painful when they become very deep, open up and sometimes bleed. Cracked heels can however be effectively treated by a podiatrist.

Symptoms of Cracked Heels

Symptoms associated with cracked heels can include the following;

Itchy, flaky or inflamed skin

Pain, possibly severe

Ulceration

Loss of feeling in your heel

Cellulitis

Causes of Cracked Heels

There are a multitude of potential causes of cracked heels. It’s important to identify these causes early and adjust your habits accordingly to reduce the risk of it becoming more severe. Causes may include:

Poor-fitting footwear
Lack of moisture
Vitamin deficiencies
Obesity
Ageing skin
Poor hygiene
Genetics
Pregnancy

How we can help:

Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment for cracked heels may vary. It is recommended that in any case, that you see a podiatrist to establish the best way to treat and eliminate this problem. To ensure that the treatment prescribed is effective, it’s also important to wear the appropriate footwear with as little foot exposure as possible, when possible. Along with a healthy diet and adequate water intake, your cracked heels will be fixed in no time.

To make an appointment online click a Book Online Now button or alternatively, to speak with one of our staff please call (03) 9939 1012

What To Expect In Your Consult:

At Sole Podiatry you initial consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly.

We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation. This plan will clarify whether any future consults will be required and what frequency.

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