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All About Foot Blisters

Foot blisters, fluid-filled sacs on the skin's surface, often result from friction, moisture, or wearing poorly fitting footwear. They commonly occur in areas prone to rubbing or pressure, like heels or toes. People who have diabetes or peripheral neuropathy may not notice a blister has formed, due to a lack of sensation. Complications may include infection if not properly cared for, particularly in those with weakened immune systems. Prevention includes wearing well-fitting shoes, using moisture-wicking socks, and applying lubricants or blister pads. If blisters persist or become infected, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for proper assessment and safe treatment, which could involve draining large blisters or prescribing antibiotics for infections.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our doctors of New England Foot & Ankle . Our doctors 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 offices located in Wakefield, MA, Nashua and Derry, NH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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