Heel Fissures

Heel fissures are characterized by dry, calloused skin and excessive pressure acting on the bottom and back edge of the heel. Several conditions can cause them such as diabetes, psoriasis, thyroid changes, athlete's foot, excessive weight and abnormal biomechanics. 

While dry skin is common and can be treated with skin creams, if the skin is cracked deep enough to reveal red tissue or blood, you risk infection and should schedule an appointment with a physician at the Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic for treatment.