Cracked Heel Treatment
Your McKinney TX podiatrist offers exceptional podiatric foot treatment for people who suffer from cracked heels. One of the most important things you can do to protect your heels from cracking is using an oil based moisturizing cream or a pumice stone to reduce the thickness of the hard skin on the back of your heel.
Cracked skin on the heels, or heel fissures, is caused by dry skin. Cracks can be deep and painful causing bleeding or infection. Some people’s skin is naturally predisposed to dry skin and these people are more susceptible to heel fissures and need podiatric treatment.
Other factors include:
- Prolonged standing
- How you walk
- Being overweight
- Wearing open back shoes
- Medical conditions such as diabetes
Sometimes self-management of cracked heels will not yield satisfactory results and your McKinney podiatrist wants to give you the best care possible. Professional heel fissure management includes removing the hard thick skin by debriding or a process called strapping which is used to hold the cracks together.
Visit the Premier Foot & Ankle podiatric educational video page and select the cracked heels video for more information. Your McKinney foot doctor, Premier Foot & Ankle, is available for regular check-ups and questions at (972) 424-8999 or you can schedule an appointment online.