–>Three former soldiers named Scott McFarlane, Steve Hartwig, and Jason McKenzie have started a charity campaign called Into No Man’s Land to raise awareness for army veterans living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The men are currently walking across Canada with heavy backpacks on to demonstrate the relentless mental burden PTSD sufferers have to bear.
The men sometimes walk up to 32 miles a day and consequently have pretty bad blisters on their feet. “The blisters, the physical exhaustion, represents something tangible that people can see, but when people have PTSD it’s the emotional and psychological exhaustion that people don’t see,” Hartwig said.
The men participating in Into No Man’s Land must be pretty dedicated to walk such long distances with blisters on their feet. To get help with this painful skin condition, consult with podiatrist Dr. Neal Mozen, DPM of Foot Health Care Associates. Dr. Mozenwill take a look at your blisters and provide you with a fitting form of treatment.
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 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 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.
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