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Tuesday, 05 March 2024 00:00

Preventing Blisters While Running

Blisters, though seemingly small, can wreak havoc on a runner's performance and comfort. Prevention is key to ensuring an enjoyable and pain-free running experience. This can begin by investing in properly fitted running shoes. Ill-fitting shoes can rub against the skin, causing friction and blisters. Additionally, moisture-wicking socks help keep feet dry and reduce the likelihood of blisters forming from sweat and friction. Gradually increasing mileage and intensity during training allows the skin to toughen gradually, decreasing vulnerability to blisters. It is also essential to address hot spots or areas of irritation immediately by covering them with a bandage to prevent further damage. If you have a blister on your foot that is bothersome or has become infected, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can offer you relief and prevention methods.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact David K. Morris, DPM of Florida. Our doctor 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 Plantation, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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