Garbine Muguruza, Venezuelan pro tennis player, will be out due to her feet becoming too blistered to play. Muguruza’s left foot was bandaged but her foot blisters began restricting her movement as they became more painful. The No 3 player had to quit and joined the casualties list. Her withdrawal led to Angelique Kerber’s ascension to the current highest-rank player remaining in Brisbane International.
Untreated foot blisters can worsen and make mobility extremely difficult and painful. For quality blister treatment, see one of our podiatrists from Foot HealthCare Associates. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.
Blisters on the Feet
When tight or ill-fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.
What are Foot Blisters?
A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Foot blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.
How do they Form?
Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet, are prone to blister formation easily.
Prevention & Treatment
Proper care is vital to alleviate pain and prevent infection to the affected area of the foot. The best treatment is to leave them alone. New skin will develop under the blister and during the healing stages, your blister will pop.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Michigan. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.