Cracked heels


Foot Files: Cracked heels

 At Perfect Feet we see a lot of dry and cracked heels. This is not only a cosmetic problem but can be painful to walk upon if the cracks become too deep.


Why do your heels crack?

A few common reasons why this may happen include:

  • Open back footwear leaving skin exposed to the elements.
  • Diabetes or being overweight.
  • Hard skin builds up on the heel causing to dry and crack.
  • Certain skin condition like Eczema or Psoriasis.

Advice and treatment

  • After bathing use a pumice stone to gently file heels.
  • Use of a heel balm with 25% Urea in twice daily to rehydrate the skin.
  • Podiatrist use sterile surgical blades to safely remove any excess hard skin to the heels so moisturizers are more effective.
  • We will provide self-care tips.


Contact Details

Kieran Beenick Bsc (Hons) Podiatry.

HCPC Registered.

Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.


2 Bakery court, Market Street,

Ashby de La Zouch,

Leicestershire, LE651AN

Tel: 01530 414576