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Ex-Soldiers endure Blisters on Walk for PTSD Awareness

http://www.sootoday.com/userfiles/images/Cross%20Canada/140729-nomansland1.JPGThe charity campaign, Into No Man’s Land, is the creation of the three former soldiers Scott McFarlane, Steve Hartwig, and Jason McKenzie. The three are raising awareness for army veterans living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by walking across Canada while wearing heavy backpacks to replicate the mental strain PTSD sufferers have to endure.

The ex-soldiers will sometimes walk a distance of up to 32 miles each day, creating rough blisters on their feet. “The blisters, the physical exhaustion, represents something tangible that people can see, but when people have PTSD it’s the emotional and psychological exhaustion that people don’t see,” said Hartwig.

Blisters can become very painful and debilitating if left untreated. If you are seeking blister treatment, see podiatrist Dr. Alan Discont, DPM of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

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.

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