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Heel Cracks


In Dubai is very common for men and women to suffer from heel cracks. The skin becomes dry and papery and there is a white powdery appearance to the skin. The skin loses its elasticity and begins to split.

A medical pedicure can remove a lot of the excess skin on the feet and then deep penetrating antifungal gel is placed on the feet. The main cause of heel fissures is a dry fungal infection which actually gets worse the more you moisturise your feet.


6 comments

  • Steven Jones

    May 10, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I keep getting heel cracks and I have used all different kinds of creams and socks for my feet but it never gets better. I fact I think it’s getting worse. My feet have the white powder that you mention. I think I really have this fungus and can I have an appointment. Cheers, Steve

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    • Dubai Podiatry Centre

      May 10, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      Yes Steven , it sounds like you most likely have a fungal infection. Call us 04 3435390 and make an appointment for the Podiatrist Michelle Champlin to diagnose and treat this. Best regards, DPC

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  • Mohammed Al Falasi

    May 17, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    I have deep cracks in both heels and they split and it is really painful. I wear open back sandals but I put Vaseline every night but it is getting really bad now. Maybe I have this fungus also? Can I have an appointment thanks Mohammed

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    • Dubai Podiatry Centre

      May 23, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Dear Mohammed, yes it might possibly be an underlying dry fungal infection. We advise and appointment with the Podiatrist Michelle Champlin to confirm and immediately follower by a medical pedicure each month for 3 months to get the health of the feet back to normal. Best wishes, Dubai Podiatry Centre

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  • Hind Belbardi

    May 24, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I need to make an appointment for my husband. His heels are so rough that our bed sheets are getting ruined. He wears socks and shoes every day so I don’t understand how he has such dry heels. Thank you Hind

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    • Dubai Podiatry Centre

      May 24, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      Dear Hind, He most likely has a deep and dry fungal infection. We advised a medical pedicure to get all of the heel callous off and then anti – fungal treatment to kill the fungus in the skin. As the infection may be very deep we advise to repeat the procedure every 1 skin cycle which is 28 days for 3 times. So he should come and have the callous removed and anti fungal treatment now, again in 4 weeks and again after another 4 weeks. Best wishes, Dubai Podiatry Centre

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