Occur due to an excessive buildup of hard skin around the heel, together with excessive pressure from tissue spread as we weightbear. It is often due to excessively dry skin, but cracks can also occur due to excessively moist skin. The cracks can often become open, referred to as a fissure, can bleed and become very painful. Open heeled foot-wear in the summer is a major contributor to this problem.
Treatment involves painless removal of the hard skin and advice on how to minimise the return of the build-up.