What causes painful cracks in my heels?

Wear and tear can cause painful cracks in your heals because your feet get a lot of use. It is important to keep your feet clean and dry and take care of heel skin as you would the rest of your skin. Cracks in the skin anywhere can cause infection and other complications. Other conditions such as vascular disease and diabetes can cause decreased circulation to your feet and hands and cause cracks in the skin.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

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