Foot/Ankle/Heel/Arch Pain

Heel Pain

Heel Fissures

Caused by dry skin around the periphery of the heel.Worsened if the skin is thick

Predisposing factors include

  • Prolonged standing
  • Obesity
  • Open-heeled shoes
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Eczema and/or psoriasis
  • Excessive wetness/sweating
  • Dry climate or air

Treatment for Heel Fissures

Self-management

  • Pumice stone
  • Avoid bathing/showering in hot water
  • Emollients (urea based)
  • Avoid open-heeled shoes

Podiatric Care

  • Debridement/shaving with scalpel/sanding disk
  • Orthotics
  • Silicone heel cups
  • Prescription strength emollients