A blister, while a seemingly minor foot condition, can develop into a more troublesome problem if not treated right away. Upon first spotting a blister or other foot condition, seek out treatment right away. Untreated, open blisters can become infected and swell in pain. Cellulitis, a bacterial infection in the deepest layer of the skin, can develop from an untreated cut, burn, or blister. To prevent the creation of infections like cellulitis, small wounds such as blisters should be immediately treated.
Untreated blisters can worsen and make mobility extremely difficult and painful. For quality blister treatment, see Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.
Blisters on the Feet
When tight or ill-fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.
What is a Foot Blister?
A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.
How do they Form?
Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet, are prone to blister formation easily.
Prevention & Treatment
Proper care is vital to alleviate pain and prevent infection to the affected area of the foot. The best treatment is to leave them alone. New skin will develop under the blister and during the healing stages, your blister will pop.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.