Cracked heels can be very painful and are also unsightly.
These are caused by dry skin and can be caused by footwear such as flip-flops which constantly slap against the heel area.
When the heel is cracked, it can bleed and become an area where bacteria can enter the blood system.
It is important to file the area and apply emolient daily.
If the heels have got very bad, a Podiatrist/Chiropodist can help reduce the hard skin and cracks and advise you on the best way to keep your feet looking and feeling great.