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This occurs when the skin round the heel splits.
Where the skin splits can be very painful and you can be predisposed to picking up localised infection due to the environment the foot is in.
Cracked heels are normally caused by dryness or low skin moisture content, although they can be a symptom of skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema.
Rub E-45 or Vaseline on your heels once or twice a week. This is a great preventative measure.
Ask your local pharmacist for advice on an appropriate dressing which will increase the moisture content of the skin locally.
If you see no improvements or see any signs of infection make an appointment with the appropriate medical practitioner in your area. This could be a podiatrist, nurse or Nurse Practitioner.
Hard skin will be reduced and if appropriate topical agents and dressings will be applied such as Vaseline or E-45.