A fissure is a crack, or split in the skin and can be commonly found on the heel of the foot.
These cracks can be a chronic problem and be very painful. They can also cause further problems for people with underlying medical conditions for example, poor circulation or diabetes.
Heel fissures may go on their own if properly treated and moisturised. Cracks in the skin are at risk of infection so need to be properly looked at.
Check feet daily for signs of redness, swelling and/or heat as these are signs of infection
If the fissures become unmanageable and/or painful seek help from an HCPC registered Podiatrist for treatment and advice.
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