Dry and cracked heels commonly results from diabetes and also is affected by nerve damage that may prevent patients from knowing they have dry or cracked feet and legs. 

What medical causes can lead to dry and cracked heels? 

  • Fungal infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes

Common symptoms:

  • Flaky skin
  • Itching
  • Red, inflammed skin
  • Bleeding
  • Pain

How to prevent dry and cracked heels?

  • Footwear that fits properly, supports and cushiosn heels
  • Inspect feet daily, especially if patient is diabetic
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Moisturize feet or legs daily 


  • Examination by preferred podiatrist
  • Prescribe medical cream for affected area
  • Send patient to vein specialist to verify circulation condition

We, United Foot and Ankle, strive to give our patients the best treament options. If you are experiencing similar symptoms, please feel free to contact our office at 732-979-2035. We are located in East Brunswick, Keyport, Perth Amboy, and Bayonne. We look forward to seeing you.




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