Three firefighters from White Bear Lake sustained blisters on their feet after completing a 150 mile walk throughout the state of Minessota. While the men brought several pairs of shoes, they sustained pain in their joints in addition to having blisters.
“We really underestimated how long it would take us,” said Ron Hawkins, one of the firefighters. “We started hurting the first 12 miles. We thought, ‘how will we finish this?’ But we trudged on.” The walk was to raise money for a new firefighting ATV. Despite the painful end, the White Bear Lake firefighters were able to obtain the necessary funds in the end.
Blisters are unsightly and painful. If you sustained blister on your foot, receiving treatment from a podiatrist such as Dr. Jeff Watchel from Watchel Foot and Ankle can you help manage and treat your 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 a doctor.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Lansdale, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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