What Causes Blisters?

West Coast Podiatry Team Foot Care

Blisters are unsightly and can be caused by a myriad of different factors. Luckily, they aren’t too difficult to treat. Ill-fitting shoes that can cause repeated friction and pressure to our feet as well as excessive moisture usually caused by socks can all lead to blisters forming. Blisters are characterized as bubbles that fill with fluid to cushion and protect the damaged skin underneath. Blisters usually heal by themselves, but can become infected, which would require treatment.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, see one of our podiatrists from West Coast Podiatry Center. Our doctors will treat your heel pain symptoms in addition to other podiatric-related 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 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.

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