Foot Blisters During the Summer

Many individuals who care about maintaining good foot health take extra care to avoid getting blisters on their feet. The reason is that foot blisters can cause discomfort and are unsightly. During the summer season, an individual could potentially be at an increased risk of developing foot blisters. At this time, an individual can sweat more than usual, specifically in the feet. When there is extra sweat around the feet, this can lead to more friction between the feet and the shoes. With the added friction comes an increased chance of developing friction-related blisters. Therefore, as the weather gets warmer into the summer months, a vigilant person can take steps to minimize sweating and blister formation on the feet. If you are someone looking to prevent blisters, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today for more information.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact Cary Golub, DPM of New York. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot 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 assistance from a podiatrist.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Williston Park, and Long Beach, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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