Cracked Heels Specialist 

Experienced Podiatrists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota

Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists are dedicated to providing the best cracked heels care available. Our board-certified podiatrist has completed additional fellowship training in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot, ankle, and lower leg disorders. Whether it’s routine preventive care or complex reconstructive surgery, we employ the most advanced treatments to ensure our patients get the desired results.

At Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists, we use cutting-edge technology such as the Remy Class IV Laser therapy for the treatment of a wide range of podiatric conditions such as ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, Arthritis, and Plantar warts.

3D printing and patient-specific implants/instrumentation (PSI) to provide customized surgery with superior outcomes. We also understand that education is a vital part of any treatment plan; for this reason, our staff takes the time to clearly explain everything you need to know about your condition before presenting potential solutions.

Our commitment is always to put your health first while providing individualized and compassionate care. We strive to create an atmosphere that is attentive to your needs so that you can get back on your feet again as quickly as possible with excellent standards of quality care. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your foot or ankle condition, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re here for you!


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    What Causes Cracked Heels?

    Cracked heels are a common foot condition. Cracks and splits happen when the skin around the heels thickens or dries out. Various factors can contribute to this problem, including prolonged standing, walking barefoot or in open-back shoes, and climates that are dry or cold. Some medical conditions, like diabetic condition or skin disorders, can also predispose individuals to developing cracked heels due to their impact on the skin’s elasticity and moisture levels.

    How Can Cracked Heels Be Prevented?

    Preventing cracked heels starts with good foot hygiene and proper moisturization.

    Here are some effective prevention tips:

    • Keep your feet clean and moisturized, applying a thick moisturizer or heel balm twice daily.
    • Avoid walking barefoot or in open-back shoes, as they can exacerbate the problem.
    • Ensure you wear properly fitting shoes that support your heel and have a solid sole.
    • Stay hydrated to maintain overall skin health.

    What Are the Treatment Options for Cracked Heels?

    Treatment for cracked heels typically involves a combination of self-care practices and professional help from a podiatrist. At home, one may start with more intensive moisturization, using specialized creams designed for cracked skin and covering the feet with socks overnight to enhance absorption. For severe cases, a podiatrist might recommend therapeutic ointments, prescription-strength moisturizers, or even debridement, which involves carefully removing dead skin to promote healing.

    When Should You See a Podiatrist for Cracked Heels?

    It’s time to see a specialist if:

    • The cracks in your heels are deep, bleeding, or show signs of infection (redness, warmth, discharge).
    • You have a pre-existing condition, like diabetes, that increases your risk for complications.
    • Home treatments have not improved the condition of your heels over a few weeks.

    Remember, our podiatric specialists are here to help diagnose and treat your foot concerns, ensuring your feet remain healthy and comfortable.

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