A Review on Heel Fissures and its Management
Keywords:Anhindrosis, callus, cracks, dry skin, emollient, heel fissures, hyperkeratosis, moisturizer, xerosis
Heel fissures are splits or cracks in the epidermis, which can manifest as a consequence of anhidrosis (dry skin, xerosis) and may or may not present with hyperkeratosis. Fissures may get deep into the dermis and become painful. The formation of callus usually takes place around the rim of heel. The skin is normally dry and may have a thick callus which appears as yellow or dark brown discoloured area of skin, especially along the inside border of the heel. It is an indication of negligence in foot care as well rather than just overexposure or lack of moisturizing. This review presents different treatment for the heel fissures, some home remedies, topical adhesive, non-surgical method and some cosmetic treatments. The prevalence of foot problems also mention. Different causes of heel fissures and their remedies. Different herbal extract with their dosage form used in management of the heel fissures or cracked heel in Ayurveda. Several biophysical properties of the skin and the measurements of those properties. The classification of the fissure according to the xerosis assessment score measurement is mentioned.
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