Cracked Heels

Medical Considerations for Cracked Heels

Although pain is a common symptom of cracked heels, the condition normally is not harmful. However, in the absence of proper care and attention, the cracks can become infected. You should consult your physician if you have soreness, pain, redness, swelling or other indications of problems in any area of your feet that persist for more than a few days.


Reviewed by: Robert P. Thompson, C.Ped, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: June 19, 2015 

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