Cracked heels, also referred to as heel fissures, are a common foot condition, which can cause discomfort or even pain. They result from dry skin and are accompanied by thickened skin, often along with yellow or brown calluses around the heel edge.
For some, the only issue they might have with their cracked heels is their appearance. However, in some cases, the condition can be severe if the cracks become deep, open or infected.
If the cracks in the heels are deep, they can be painful, hurting when a person stands up, walks and bathes and they may sometimes bleed.
In this video, Steven outline some steps that can be taken at home to treat and prevent heel cracks in minor cases of the condition.