Cracked heels, also referred to as heel fissures, are a common foot condition causing discomfort or even pain. The dry skin can be accompanied by thickened skin with even yellow or brown calluses around the heel edge. Find out more about what to do about cracked heels.
This common foot problem is often unnoticed or neglected and yet caring for our feet including our heels should be as important as looking after the rest of our body. While cracked heels can occur both in adults and children, it affects women the most. Cracked heels may cause discomfort when going barefoot but cracks in the heels can sometimes become very deep and cause pain.