Anyone can get blisters on their feet, so how’s the best way to cope with them, especially if you plan on doing a lot of physical activity? Treatment options for your blisters can include putting products like Vaseline on your blisters, to provide protection and prevent further rubbing from your shoes. Other solutions include coconut oil, a liquid band-aid, thick socks, aloe vera, and band-aids designed specifically for blisters. Don’t pick or try to pop your blister when it’s not ready, and make sure to let it air out after your physical activity.
Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists from West Coast Podiatry Center. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.
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 one of our offices located in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.