Medical Causes of Cracked Heels
These conditions can lead to drying of the skin:

  • Genetics
  • Diabetes where autonomic neuropathy leads to less sweating and thus less moisture
  • Thyroid problems
  • Dermatitis caused by Tinea / Athletes feet
  • Venous stasis dermatitis
  • Downs syndrome
  • Kidney disease or taking diuretics
  • Lymphoma
  • Psoriasis & Eczema

Causes of Cracked Heels

  • Walking around barefooted or in footwear such as thongs, sling or open backed sandals which drys out the feet.
  • Genetics. Skin type is often genetic. Some heels get thick very thick callus but don't crack where as others have no callus at all but crack badly after a day on the beach.
  • Long standing at work or home, especially on hard floors.
  • Increased weight which causes increased pressure on the heels causing callus. With increased weight the heel is also required expand more and hence can often crack more.
  • Ill fitting shoes or sandals that don't support the heels from expanding sideways under pressure.
  • Unhygienic circumstances or conditions as well as fungal infections/tinea.
  • Unhealthy, dry scaly skin that can be caused by climate, such as low humidity during dry summers or cold winters.
  • Deficiency of vitamins, minerals, zinc and malnutrition.
  • Hormonal Conditions such as thyroid or estrogen imbalances.
  • Circulation problems.

What are Cracked Heels?
Cracked heels are caused by cracking or splitting of the skin. This splitting may be due to dryness or thickening of the skin (callus) that cracks and breaks under pressure.

When the skin around the heels becomes thickened or dry, it loses it's suppleness and elasticity, and can split under simple pressures such as that from walking. This can lead to unsightly, painful and even bleeding cracked heels. This can further be made worse in people who have a large fatty pad on the sole of their feet, which under pressure requires more elasticity in the skin to expand without cracking. Other causes of increased pressure includes prolonged standing, pregnancy or excess weight.

- Hard Skin Removal
- Cracked Heel Removal
- Corn Removal
- Hand Paraffin Therapy

- Leg Paraffin Therapy

Hand & Foot Treatment