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Cotton Socks and Blisters

blister treatedBlisters on the feet can be an annoyance to anyone that develops them because they can cause potential pain and discomfort. Some individuals recommend wearing cotton socks to prevent the development of blisters. However, it is important to note that this is not a cure-all remedy because blisters can still form when wearing cotton socks. Specifically, since cotton socks retain moisture on the skin of the feet, this added moisture can essentially increase the friction that causes blisters in the first place. Rather, an effective way to prevent the onset of blisters is to wear shoes that fit properly and are spacious enough not to cause rubbing. If you are someone that is concerned about the development of blisters on the feet, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist for an appointment.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists from Podiatry Health CenterOur doctors 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 of 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 uppermost 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 Dothan, AL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your podiatric needs.

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