What Causes Cracked Heels? There are 11 Reasons



Cracked heels is such a problem that almost everyone of us have face at some time. It is a common issue especially in winters. Sometimes heels are just cracked but sometimes they make pain too. Severe cases of cracked heels come along itching and skin inflammation.

One question comes in mind in this scenario is:

What causes my heels to crack?

Ok. KFoods.com is going to tell you 11 reasons that cause heel cracks and therefore you should avoid those things if you want to prevent cracked heels. Briefly, some of those reasons are dry air (such as in winter), ignoring foot care, eating unhygienic food, no moisture and sometimes putting on wrong shoes.

Eczema, corns, calluses and psoriasis can also lead to cracked and dry heels.

Here are 11 reasons that cause cracked heels and you must avoid them if you want to keep your heels beautiful, smooth and fresh:

  1. Standing for long time:

    Boht Ziada Der Tak Khare Rehna
    زیادہ دیر تک کھڑے رہنا۔

    prolonged standing

    Prolonged standing causes hardening of skin which as a result leads to cracked heels.
    زیادہ دیر تک کھڑے رہنے سے جِلد سخت ہو جاتی ہے جِس کی وجہ سے ایڑیاں پھٹ سکتی ہیں۔
    Always wear cushioned shoes if you have to stand for long time.
    دیر تک کھڑے رہنا مجبوری ہو تو نرم جوتے پہن لیں۔
    Try to walk, sit and change your positions frequently.
    تھوڑی دیر چلیں، اٹھیں، بیٹھیں اور اپنی جگہ ضرور تبدیل کرتے رہیں۔


  2. Always walking on hard floor:

    سخت فرش پر ننگے پیر چلنے کی عادت ہونا۔

    walking on hard floor

    Walking on similar surface puts constant pressure on heels which leads them to crack.
    سخت فرش پر ننگے پیر چلنے سے ایڑیوں پر یکساں دبائو پڑتا ہے جس کی وجہ سے ایڑیاں پھٹنا شروع ہو جاتی ہیں۔


  3. Wearing same footwear constantly

    ایک ہی جوتا مستقل طور پر پہننا

    using different footwear


  4. Dehydration in body (or not drinking water properly)

    جسم میں پانی کی کمی یا پانی کم پینا

    dehydration for cracked heels


  5. Frequently standing in water for long time.

    پیروں کو دیر تک پانی میں رکھنا

    long standing in water


  6. Medical Issues

    Medical issues such as diabetes, deficiency of vitamin, thyroid and psoriasis also cause cracked heels problem.
    طِبی مسائل جیسے شوگر، وٹامِنز کی کمی ، تھائی رائڈ یا چنبل کا ہونا بھی پھٹی ایڑیوں کا سبب بنتا ہے۔

    vitamin deficiency crack heels


  7. Taking extra-ordinary hot showers or bath

    تیز گرم پانی سے غسل کرنا یا شاور لینا۔

    too hot shower


  8. Using Harsh Soaps

    Using harsh soaps on feet as they pull out the moisture of the feet.
    سخت صابن استعمال کرنا - سخت صابن پیروں کی نمی ختم کردیتا ہے .

    using harsh soaps


  9. Soaking Feet in Hot Water for Long Time

    Keeping your feet in hot water for long time or very frequently.
    پیروں کو زیادہ دیر تک گرم پانی میں رکھنا یا بار بار پانی میں ڈالنا

    feet in hot water


  10. Scrubbing Feet Dry

    Do not scrub your feet dry. Always perform proper scrubbing with water and soap and then apply oil. Dry feet scrub is another cause of cracked heels.
    پیروں کو خشک ہی رگڑ کر صاف کرنا۔ ہمیشہ پانی، صابن یا تیل کے ساتھ پیروں کی صفائی کریں

    scrubbing feet dry


  11. Not Moisturizing Feet

    Not moisturizing feet. Keep using good quality moisturizers on your feet mainly in winter season.
    پیروں کو موئسچرائز نہ کرنا ۔ اچھی کوالٹی کا موئسچرائزر استعمال کرتے رہیں خاص طور پر سردیوں میں جب ہوا خشک ہوتی ہے۔

    moisturizing feet


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By Farhan Javed In Beauty and Skin Care 3 Comments 34683 Views 02 Mar 2017


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  • Khursheed Abbasi - Apr 05, 2016

    awesome tips. I will definately follow the things you have shared with me.

  • Sadaf Khalil - Mar 19, 2016

    there are many reasons but usually I have seen that winter and dryness causes cracked heels.

  • Haseeb ullha khan - khanywal Mar 10, 2016

    Nice tips. These suggestions will work hopefully.