A common reason for blisters to develop on the feet is excessive pressure. This can happen as a result of wearing shoes that do not fit correctly, which may cause a part of the foot to rub against the shoe. A blister looks like a small bubble. It is filled with liquid and protects the damaged skin until it is replaced by new skin. It will gradually drain when the healing process is completed, and it is beneficial to refrain from prematurely popping it. Additional reasons to get a blister on the foot can consist of enduring a bad sunburn or having an allergic reaction to an insect bite. They may also develop from having an illness such as chickenpox. Treatment can begin with changing the shoes that are worn, followed by keeping the affected area clean and dry. Some people find it helpful to wear a protective covering over the blister until it has healed. If you have a blister on your foot, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can help you properly manage this condition.
Blisters may appear as a single bubble or in a cluster. They can cause a lot of pain and may be filled with pus, blood, or watery serum. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Foot blisters are often the result of friction. This happens due to the constant rubbing from shoes, which can 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.
(Blister symptoms may vary depending on what is causing them)
- Bubble of skin filled with fluid
- Moderate to severe pain
Prevention & Treatment
In order to prevent blisters, you should be sure to wear comfortable shoes with socks that cushion your feet and absorb sweat. Breaking a blister open may increase your chances of developing an infection. However, if your blister breaks, you should wash the area with soap and water immediately and then apply a bandage to the affected area. If your blisters cause severe pain it is important that you call your podiatrist right away.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Oradell, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.