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Telltale Signs and Causes of Foot Blisters

Foot blisters can cause discomfort and inconvenience, particularly for individuals who spend long hours on their feet. These fluid filled sacs often develop as a result of friction, heat, or pressure on the skin. One of the primary signs of a blister is a raised, fluid-filled bump on the skin's surface, which may be painful or tender to the touch. Blisters can occur due to wearing ill-fitting shoes, excessive moisture, or repetitive movements that cause rubbing or chafing. Additionally, activities such as running, hiking, or wearing new shoes for extended periods can increase the risk of blister formation. Certain medical conditions, such as eczema or athlete's foot, can also predispose individuals to blisters. Foot blisters can be bothersome and may become infected. If this pertains to you, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can determine the cause and effectively treat blisters on the feet.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact Cory Brown, DPM of Cory Brown, DPM. Our doctor 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 our office located in Lewiston, ID . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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