I used everyone's advice and went to the podiatrist today. The "fissure" on my heel was great, seems I did all the right things, PHEW! Thanks for the suggestions all.
He did some testing and I seem to have some loss of sensitivity in my toes. Felt like I failed a test. Terrified--worst nightmares.....
Nothing else frightens me like this. Pulse is good, toes feel, but do not distinguish everywhere between sharp and dull..
"Tomorrow is another day."
Anyone wear compression socks?