The Best Defense against Blisters is a Good Pair of Shoes

BlistersDr. Lewis G. Maharam, known popularly as “the Running Doc,” advises runners to wear adequate running shoes and socks to prevent blisters from forming. “Not only can blisters be painful, but they destroy the continuity of workouts and add to post-race misery, “said Maharam. Blisters pop up in areas where there is a lot of friction between the skin and the ground, usually in the feet or toes. The Running Doc claims shoes that fit the runner well and socks that decrease friction are some of the best ways to stop blisters from forming.

Blisters are painful and often hard to deal with. If you need help getting rid of your blisters, seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Bryant Tarr of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr can care for your condition and teach you how to avoid it in the future.

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.

- Do not lance the blister , which can lead to infection
- Place a band-aid over the blister to provide pain relief

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Sudbury and Westford, MA.  We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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