Tuesday, 27 September 2022 00:00

Blisters on the Bottom of the Feet

Blisters can occur on the bottom of the feet for different reasons. Causes of foot blisters include dyshidrotic eczema from seasonal allergies or stress, friction from repetitive rubbing of the feet on shoes and/or socks that are too tight, or athlete’s foot infections. However, injuries or underlying medical conditions can also lead to foot blisters. Blisters can produce issues ranging from mild discomfort to severe pain and bleeding. It is important not to try to burst a blister. If it does burst, it will likely produce more discomfort. If you have foot blisters and you do not know the cause, they are becoming worse, or not healing, seek medical advice. Diabetics should take particular heed of this advice because if they suffer from neuropathy, they may not notice that a blister may turn into an ulcer and possibly cause dangerous complications. See a podiatrist for the proper diagnosis and care of blisters.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of ABC Podiatry. Our 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 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 office located in Columbus, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Blisters

Connect With Us