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Our heels are a bit like tomatoes. Put too much pressure on them and bam, they expand sideways and split. Heels are more likely to develop cracks if we spend a lot of time standing, wear backless shoes that don’t support the heel, or let the skin get very dry and callused. “If you have too much friction or sliding on skin that is thick, eventually the layers will split,” says Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, a New York City podiatrist. “The problem gets worse as we get older because there’s loss of the fat pad on the bottom of the foot, and the body replaces it with calluses.”
 
Dr. Jacqueline Sutera
  
Ultimately, the best way to avoid cracked heels is to prevent them, and that means weekly upkeep. “We have to tweeze our eyebrows and shave our legs, so pumicing and moisturizing is just one more thing to add to the routine,” Sutera says. If your cracks are very deep, bleeding, or seem infected—you’ll see redness and swelling; they might feel warm, and it will probably hurt. See a podiatrist or chiropodist. 
 
Source" Aviva Patz, Prevention
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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