Our expert says:
Hi Aims, thank you for the question.
Cracked heels (hyperkeratosis of the heels) is a fairly common condition and the exact cause is not known but may be associated with faulty walking technique, ill fitting shoes, or direct pressure. Treatment includes mechanical filing of the thicker skin and using topical ointments that contain the following ingredients: ammonium lactate, salicylic acid (12%), and/or glycolic acid (10% with hydrophilic base). Your best option would be to consult a dermatologist so that a single or a combination treatment approach can be prescribed.
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