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

CAUSES OF BLISTERS

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

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 small blister does occur, do not pop it.
  • Cut a hole in a 1/4" piece of foam or felt, forming a "doughnut" over the blister; tape the foam or felt in place or cover with a soft gel type dressing.
  • Treat an open blister with mild soap and water; cover it with an anti-septic ointment and protective soft gel dressing to prevent infection and speed up the healing process.

WHAT CAN A Foot Health Health Practitioner DO FOR YOU?

  • Identify the source of friction and discuss treatment options.
  • If the blister is painful, drain it.
  • Recommend paddings, dressing and friction-reducing measures.
  • Recommend shoe changes and/or orthoses.

Contact Us

mapTrekeek Foot Health Clinic, Trekeek Farm, Camelford, Cornwall, PL32 9UB

map01840 213054