Cracked feet, also referred to as heel fissures, can be more than just unsightly. If left untreated, cracked heels can become painful, and in severe conditions, even result in infections. Cracked heels can be caused by several factors, including long periods of standing, being overweight, frequently wearing open-backed shoes, and medical or skin conditions. To treat cracked heels, use a special foot cream designed to treat foot skin conditions.

Podiatrist’s Secret Total Recovery Foot Cream

Apply Total Recovery Foot Cream to soften and moisturize dry and cracked heels. Created from Alpha-Hydroxy fruit acid and urethin, this cream softens skin by removing dead skin cells and exfoliating. Use as needed to maintain moistened skin. The cream is most effective if applied directly after showering. To buy, check your local pharmacy or search online.

Diabetaderm Heel and Toe Cream

Use Diabetaderm Heel and Toe Cream after showering or as needed to moisturize and soften skin. Composed of L-arginine and urea, this cream increased blood flow and is safe for diabetics as sometimes cracked feet can cause bleeding. This product can be found in pharmacies and online.

Kerasal Dual Moisturizer Foot Cream

Use this product daily to to keep feet hydrated. This cream is composed of natural oils and emollients and concentrations of urea and ammonium lactate that are safe for diabetics. As with most foot creams, for best results, the user should apply the cream to clean, moist feet, gently massaging into infected areas. To buy this product, check with your local pharmacy. If they don’t carry it, ask them to order it, or check online.

Barielle Intensive Foot Cream with Deep Sea Mud

If you would like a product that is a bit more natural, this Deep Sea Mud Foot Cream might be what your looking for. Made with ocean clay and green tea, this product contains natural vitamins and minerals which help rejuvenate your dry and cracked feet. Apply to feet in a circular motion until the cream is completely absorbed. The product is available on the manufacturer’s website.

Flexitol Heel Balm

This balm is made for severe cracked heel cases. It contains a 25 percent urea formula that relieves dry skin and itchiness and heals cracks a fissures. The urea also helps heal your skin by exfoliation. Apply as needed to keep skin soft and moisturized. This product can be found in some pharmacies and online.