Cracked heels (also referred to as heel fissures) are something every person (especially women) experiences at some point in time. Although it is significant from aesthetic point of view, it may cause serious pain if the cracks are deep enough. Walking and standing can get really troublesome if the heels developed deep cracks accompanied with bleeding and peeling of skin. One of the common causes of cracked heels is dry skin but it could also be the result of underlying health conditions known as hypothyroidism or diabetes or both. A good number of creams and ointments are available over the counter for treating cracked heels. But these contain chemicals that could adversely affect the skin in the long run. Here is a list of the best home remedies for cracked heels that you can apply at home without any side effects.