COMMON PROBLEMS

CRACKED HEELS

These cracks appear on the soles of the heels themselves and the area around them. The skin can be hard, dry or flaking. Cracked heels can start off as a mere aesthetic inconvenience and develop into more serious health problems. In fact, the cracks can become deep, bleed or get infected. Caution is the rule here, especially in diabetic and immunocompromised individuals. The most common cause of cracked heels is dry skin, also known as xerosis. This condition can worsen when wearing open heel shoes, with excessive friction in the shoes and during temperature changes. Dry, cracked skin can also be a sign of an underlying disease.

THE SOLUTIONS

WHAT CAN I
DO ABOUT IT?

Applying a good moisturizer can be very helpful in treating and even preventing dry and cracked heels. However, if there are deeper or more open lesions, it’s strongly recommended that you consult a podiatrist to properly evaluate and treat your condition.

OUR SOLUTIONS

WE OFFER THESE SERVICES

soins-dermatologiques

Application of a hydrating cream

debridement-mecanique

Custom orthotics

MAKE AN
APPOINTMENT

It’s always better to be foot safe than foot sorry! Contact the Bourque Podiatry Clinic now to have a licensed podiatrist examine your feet.