Yes they are the same feet, before and after 1 treatment.Cracked Heels

What are they?

It is a build up of dry hard skin around your heels. If left for periods of time they will start to crack and can even bleed or become infected. Often if they crack down to bare skin, a patient will describe it as walking on paper cuts.

Why does it happen?

It typically happens to people who wear open backed shoes or shoes without socks. This is largely due to moisture evaporating from your feet as well as friction and pressure on the edges of your heels. It is more common in summer when people are wearing thongs. Although it can happen in winter as the heating will remove moisture from the air indoors. 

How are they treated?

The hard dry skin is debrided with a scalpel which is painless and people often find a great deal of relief once the hard dry skin is removed. Then the podiatrist will recommend treatment strategies such as specialist foot creams to use, footwear changes or to have regular foot care to prevent this from becoming a painful problem in the future.

What to do now?

We are here to help and would love to help you out with your feet! We have seen it all when it comes to cracked heels and will be able to help you get them back on track. So if you are suffering from cracked heels, or any other skin or nail condition you can click here to book online or call us on 9432 2689. 

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  • Why do I get cracked heels?
    Cracked heels involve a build up of dry hard skin around your heels.  If left for periods of time they will start to crack and can even bleed or become infected. Often if they crack down to bare skin, a patient will describe it as walking on paper cuts.  It typically happens to people who wear open backed shoes or shoes without socks.  This is largely due to moisture evaporating from your feet as well as friction and pressure on the edges of your heels.  It is more common in summer when people are wearing thongs.
  • Are cracked heels painful?
    Cracked heels can become extremely painful, especially when the cracks are very deep.  Therefore it is important to see a podiatrist as soon as you notice the cracks appearing in order to prevent them from becoming painful.
  • How does a podiatrist fix cracked heels?
    The hard dry skin is debrided/removed with a scalpel - which is painless.  People often find a great deal of relief once the dry hard skin is removed. We will also recommend treatment strategies, such as specialist foot creams to use, footwear changes, or regular foot care to prevent this from becoming a painful problem in the future.
  • Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist for cracked heels?
    No, you do not need a referral.
  • Should I see a podiatrist for cracked heels?
    Yes!   There are painless treatment options available to help treat dyi and cracked heels!
  • How long does it take for cracked heels to heal?
    This will depend on a number of factors including the thickness of the skin, the number of cracks and the size of the cracks.  It may be healed in a few treatments, however, continued care is often required, particularly in the summertime.