How To Treat Cracked Heels

Dr. Alec Hochstein

Dr. Alec Hochstein

Dr. Alec Hochstein, the “iPodiatrist™” is a 1997 graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and is currently in Private Practice in Great Neck, NY on Long Island’s North Shore where he lives with his wife and two children.


Dr. Hochstein maintains a full time Podiatry practice, Great Neck Family Foot Care, with emphasis on Palliative Foot Care, Diabetic Foot Care, Orthotic Fabrication, Trauma, and Reconstructive Foot Surgery. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Hochstein is also the Founder/COO of OnychoLase® Laser Nail Centers as well as Pocket Professions, PC.


Dr. Hochstein is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, he is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as well as the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA).


Dr. Hochstein is privileged to be actively involved in the training of future doctors of podiatric medicine at residency training programs in New York City and Long Island New York, including the prestigious hospital programs of New York Hospital of Queens, Albert Einstein School of Medicine and North Shore –LIJ Health System.

Cracked Heel Treatment

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Do you suffer from cracked heels? Cracked heels is a condition that could create a callus due to hard, dry skin. If this is not treated properly by a podiatrist in Roslyn NY, it could cause discomfort. A callus could form on an area that receives a lot of friction.  Cracked heels can happen for many medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, eczema, hypothyroidism, athlete’s foot, and many other conditions. Cracked heels can also be an early sign of a thyroid condition. Some other things that may lead to cracked heels are vitamin C, B-3, and E deficiencies. 


How to treat cracked heels:

  • Rest your feet in soapy water
  • Scrub your heel with a loofah or pumice stone to get rid of any thick, hard skin
  • Dry you feet
  • Moisturizer your feet with something like petroleum jelly
  • Lock the moisture in by putting on a pair of socks after moisturizing them


If your heels are extremely crack you may need to seek a podiatrist in Roslyn NY. Here at Great Neck Family Foot Care, we can help you through this time. 

Treatment for cracked heels:

  • Strapping
  • Debridement
  • Prescription medicine
  • Skin glue
  • Shoe inserts


If your cracked heels have created a callus on your foot our podiatrist in Roslyn NY can also treat that. The treatments would only be necessary if causing you not to be able to do your everyday activities.


Treatment options for a callus:

  • Trimming away the excess skin from the callus
  • Using a callus removing medication
  • Wearing shoe inserts
  • Surgery to remove the harden skin


The best way to prevent cracked heels is by moisturizing your feet after the shower or bath daily and scrubbing your feet weekly with a pumice stone. Even by doing these things sometimes cracked heels are not preventable. There are many reasons why your heels might that don’t include a medical reason.

Other causes of cracked heels:

  • Hot showers or bath
  • Hard soaps
  • Not moisturizing your feet daily
  • Cold, dry skin
  • Cold weather
  • Standing for long periods of time

Cracked Heel Treatment in Nassau County

The Great Neck Family Foot Care podiatrist in Roslyn NY will be able to help you. Please contact our office to see how we can help you today!

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