For many, the appearance of cracks on the heels are nothing more than an embarrassment or inconvenience, but for others, heel fissures can cause a great deal of pain. Whether you have deep cracks in your heels or just have dry skin, here are ways to treat heel fissures at home:

Soak your feet in lukewarm water for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then, use a pumice stone to gently remove the dead skin. Gently pat your skin dry, followed by an application of moisturizer, and a thick pair of socks.We recommend 40% or greater urea creams for fissures. Stop by our office and pick up some RevitaDerm or Kera 42. After your shower, apply the cream and wrap your feet with saran wrap. Top with a pair socks if you want, and leave the cream on for 20-30 minutes. Remove the saran wrap and your feet will feel and look super soft!

With these easy, at-home cures, your feet will be feeling brand new in no time! If you don’t notice improvement after a week, contact Dr. Darren Silvester at Next Step Foot and Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX. Call (210) 375-3318 or by visiting us online.