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Blisters on the Feet

A blister, sometimes referred to as a shoe bite, is an area of the foot that rubs against the shoe and causes pain. The first order of business in preventing blisters is to wear shoes that fit properly. Wearing socks will help provide a cushion between the foot and the shoe. Toe protectors or toe caps can cushion toes from shoes and prevent painful friction. Shoe pads or insoles can also help prevent any abrasive areas. If you have developed a blister, it is important to stop wearing the shoes that caused it and wear open shoes so they can heal. Putting a bandage over the blister while it is healing can help prevent infection. If a blister does not heal, worsens, or becomes infected, it is suggested that you see a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of the podiatrists of JE Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters develop as a result of constantly wearing tight or ill-fitting footwear. This happens due to the constant rubbing from the shoe, which can often lead to pain.

What Are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.

How Do Blisters Form?

Blisters on the feet are often the result of constant friction of skin and material, usually by shoe rubbing. Walking in sandals, boots, or shoes that don’t fit properly for long periods of time can result in a blister. Having consistent foot moisture and humidity can easily lead to blister formation.

Prevention & Treatment

It is important to properly care for the affected area in order to prevent infection and ease the pain. Do not lance the blister and use a Band-Aid to provide pain relief. Also, be sure to keep your feet dry and wear proper fitting shoes. If you see blood or pus in a blister, seek assistance from a podiatrist.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Fleming Island and Palm Coast, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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