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Blisters are painful, fluid-filled lesions, often caused by friction and pressure.

Causes include:

  • Ill fitting shoes.
  • Stiff-shoes.
  • Wrinkled socks against the skin.
  • Excessive moisture.
  • Foot deformities.

What Can You Do?

Keep your feet dry.

Always wear socks as a cushion between your feet and shoes.

Wear properly fitting shoes.

If a blister does occur, don't pop it. Cut a hole in a in a ¼" piece of foam or felt in

place or cover with a soft gel-type ointment and protective soft gel dressing to prevent infection and speed up the healing process.

What might a Podiatrist do?

  • Remove the blister surface if needed.
  • Prescribe appropriate medications, topical or oral.
  • Recommend paddings, dressings, and friction-reducing measures.