Blisters are painful skin irritations that can appear anywhere on our bodies. However, they most often show up on the feet. In order to prevent blisters you should make an effort to protect your feet. Wearing socks can help prevent your feet from rubbing against your shoes, which causes blisters on your feet. You can also apply powder to your feet to help reduce friction when your skin rubs together.
Untreated blisters on your feet can worsen and make mobility extremely difficult and painful. For quality blister treatment, contact 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 Your 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 is a Foot Blister?
A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.
How do Blisters on Your Feet 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 contact one of our offices located in Michigan. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.