If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right.Switch to Accessible Site

How Did I Get Blisters On My Feet?

Monday, 20 July 2020 00:00

Blisters may form on the feet as a result of the body’s reaction to defend the skin. They typically appear as fluid-filled sacs or bubbles where the feet experience the most friction, such as the ankles and toes. When the skin of the feet experience excess friction, blisters can form, often creating discomfort and sensitivity for those affected. To help relieve some of this discomfort and pain, it may be helpful to put a bandage over the blister, that way when shoes are worn, they are not rubbing up against the blister and creating even more friction. Blisters will typically drain on their own over time, so during this process it is suggested to keep the affected area clean and dry. For more information on how to prevent blisters from forming, please speak with a podiatrist.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact Dr. Lyle D. Haskell of North Texas Foot Group. 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 Allen, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Blisters
Connect with us