Those who walk or run long distances will be no strangers to foot blisters. Blisters are puffy, fluid-filled pockets that occur in the top layer of the skin. They occur after the skin gets damaged as to protect the skin and promote healing of the injured area.
When the skin undergoes friction, such as repeated rubbing against the inside of the shoe or spending long hours on the feet, a blister can form. Other causes include:
Wearing poorly fitting shoes — or new shoes that haven’t been broken in – can often set the wearer up for blisters.
The main symptom is the appearance of a bubble-like, raised portion of skin. Other symptoms that may accompany the bubbled skin include:
Treating blisters involves both managing the current blister and taking the right measures to reduce the risk of it coming back.
If the blisters worsen, don’t heal, become discoloured or show signs of infection, you’ll need to consult a professional immediately.
Our team here at South Burnett Podiatry are experts when it comes to managing painful foot and skin conditions and will be able to provide you with the tips and tricks unique to your feet and lifestyle to minimise your risk of developing blisters and treating them effectively. If you have any questions about this or any other skin conditions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 07 4162 7633.