When the skin below the feet and heels becomes very dry and flaky, it can split open, leaving painful cracks termed as fissures. Though it’s a usual cosmetic problem, these cracks may not only make walking painful, but can also bleed and lead to serious infections.
Heel fissures are quite common and occur in individuals living in a dry cold climate, overweight individuals, consistently walking barefoot or wearing sandals or open-backed shoes and inactive sweat glands.
The best remedy to treat heel fissures is to Moisturize the feet at least twice a day. One can use a pumice stone daily to gently reduce the thick and flaky layer of skin. Avoid walking barefoot or wearing open-backed shoes, sandals or shoes with thin soles. Correct footwear with Shock absorbers can help reduce stress on the fissures and improve the condition.
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