Podiatrist chiropodist and foot health practitioners agree that the foot is often neglected and can suffer a great number of problems. Our aim is to make your feet as pain free and as functional as they can be.
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Thick cracked heels

Thick cracked heels are caused by callus building up around the rim of the heel because of friction the foot slides in the shoe. As the callus first builds it protects the foot from the friction but as the layer gets thicker then the skin of the heel loses its elasticity and begins to crack instead of stretching. More callus is formed and can become very thick causing the heel to bleed and leave it vulnerable to infection.

Treatment is simply to remove as much of the overlying callus as possible then the use of a file to smooth the heel back into a heel shape blending the skin into the surrounding good, healthy, flexible skin that surrounds it.

Once the callus is removed then steps must be taken to stop the build of callus or at least slow it down. Moisturising will help keep the skin supple. Friction may cause the build up of hard skin but an underlying problem such as an infection may be causing an excessive or new build up and it is this cause that needs to be dealt with.

As we age then our skin becomes dryer as it produces less oil. The loss of oil means a losing of the flexibility of the skin leaving us more prone to dry cracked skin especially around the heel area.


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A Chiropodist or Podiatrist spends 3 years studying their profession and their skills in which time they cover the whole human leg and its associated problems. A foot health practitioner spends their entire study on the foot alone and its relationship with the various body systems. A thorough understanding of the foots skeletal, muscular, nervous components, skin and lymph systems is used to diagnose and treat a range of problems that cause pain and hinder function. I would like to make clear that I am not a Podiatrist or Chiropodist but a foot health practitioner dedicated to making you as pain free and as functional as you can be. Call today to make an appointment or for a friendly chat about your requirements.

David Clayton S.A.C Dip. FHPT S.A.C Dip. FHPP


Manchester Foot Care
Malvern Avenue Urmston M41 5PL
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