Heel Fissures

There are many potential causes of “cracked heels.” Dry skin (xerosis) is common and can get worse with wearing open-back shoes, increased weight, or increased friction from the back of shoes. Dry cracking skin can also be a subtle sign of more significant problems, such as diabetes or loss of nerve function (autonomic neuropathy).

Heels should be kept well moisturized with a cream to help reduce the cracking. If an open sore is noted, make an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon for evaluation and treatment.

If you are experiencing any foot problems consistent with heel fissuring near Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Sulphur, Iowa, or Westlake, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (337) 474-2233 or schedule your appointment online with Louisiana Foot and Ankle Specialists.