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Tight Shoes and Blisters

Blisters appear on the surface of the skin and are filled with a serum that looks like water. Some blisters can be filled with blood or pus. Such skin problems are caused by friction, burning, chemical reaction, insect bites, infection. Blisters can also be caused by a pre-existing medical condition, such as chickenpox, eczema, or the herpes virus. Blisters form as the body’s natural protection from damage to the inner layer of skin. Foot blisters often result from friction from wearing tight-fitting shoes for too long. If you have a blister on your foot, it might help to keep it covered with a bandage. This is particularly important as a way of preventing bacteria from entering and causing infection if the blister bursts. If you have a blister on your foot that is not healing once the irritating cause is eliminated, or if it worsens or looks infected, it is wise to see a podiatrist for treatment.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Hugar Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctors 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 Elmwood Park, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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