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Your question was if there are health risks to cracked heals besides pain.
Of course any crack in the skin can be a source of infection, but the issue with chronically cracked heels is that it can be a sign of diabetes.
We know nothing about you and it would be tantamount to making an unfounded diagnosis to just say take care of this, and use moisturizers.
IN fact you need an exam by your doctor now, with all routine labs, and particularly fasting blood sugar.
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