Prevention is Best Treatent for Cracked Heels: MD Podiatrist

While some believe that a vitamin deficiency is to blame for dry, cracked heels, Dan Michaels, DPM, dismisses this as rare in the States and other developed nations. He explains that deficiencies in vitamins E, C, and B can indeed contribute to dry skin, but it’s more likely not the root cause of your condition.
The best treatment for dry, cracked heels really is prevention, Dr. Michaels says. This involves choosing well-fitting shoes that don’t excessively rub against the heels and following a dedicated foot care routine that includes soaking, reducing calluses with a pumice stone, and moisturizing.