Most of us have had the painful experience of getting blisters on our feet. They frequently occur on the back of the heel and ball of the foot. Blisters aren’t anything you should have to deal with, and our specialist for heel pain in Plano, TX, wants to provide some advice on how they develop, how to best avoid them, and how to treat them if they do occur.
Skin friction is the cause of blisters. Some things that increase your likelihood of developing blisters include an active lifestyle, exercising frequently, wearing improperly fitting shoes, thin cotton socks, and having sweaty feet. Stiff shoes that rub against the heel are also common culprits.
To avoid blisters, try applying petroleum jelly to the areas of your feet that blister before exercising. Additionally, doubling up your socks can reduce friction, as can padding, like a bandaid or blister pad. These methods will protect your heels or balls of your foot (or wherever you tend to get blisters).
If you end up with a blister, avoid wearing shoes that put pressure on it. Try to let it pop on its own, and do not pop it with your fingers, as that can irritate the skin and lead to infection. If the pressure of the blister becomes too painful or causes trouble walking, follow the below steps to relieve the discomfort:
This should relieve pain and pressure, and after a few days the blister should be on its way to healing! If you have any complications, be sure to contact our podiatrist for an appointment.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Plano, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.