Heel Fissures2021-10-27T15:06:30-04:00
Foot Related Conditions

Heel Fissures

Wearing sandals or flip-flops is a favourite pastime during our relatively short summers. However, the skin and heels can get very dry, causing fissures to develop. This can be particularly painful around the heel edge, leading to potentially serious problems, especially for those living with diabetes. Fungal skin infections can also cause the skin to crack or fissure.


A break in the skin, usually where it joins a mucous membrane, producing a crack like sore or ulcer.

How do you treat it?

Application of a good quality foot cream is essential. In severe cases, using petroleum jelly with a bandage over the area for a few days can also make a difference. Your chiropodist can remove any excess thickened skin, allowing the emollient to penetrate better.

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