Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

How to Deal with Blisters on the Feet According to the Today Show

acupuncture The Today Show recently presented a few tricks to reduce the woes of blisters on the feet when wearing a new pair of shoes. While the idea is to avoid shoes that are uncomfortable and rub the feet the wrong way, this is not always possible. Making sure your feet and ankles are moisturized can prevent the friction between the feet and shoes, avoiding blisters. Walking around for a couple of hours at home after buying a new pair of shoes will help adjust your feet to your shoes and reduce the chances of obtaining blisters before they are actually worn out. While blisters can be a huge inconvenience, many suggest that if blisters do arise due to your footwear they will most likely go away on their own.

Blisters on the feet are very painful and can become problematic if not treated properly. If you have any concerns about your foot and ankle needs contact one of our podiatrists of Achilles Foot and Ankle Group, LLC. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

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 attention from a doctor.

If you have any questions please contact our offices located in North Bergen and Jersey City, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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