Getting Help With My Feet

After struggling for months to run without having pain, I realized that there might be something wrong with my feet. It just seemed like whenever I did any type of physical activity, I was burdened with stifling pain. It was annoying, but I knew that a podiatrist might be able to help. Sure enough, after meeting with a doctor, I learned more about what was causing the trouble. It turned out that I had pulled a tendon in my foot, which was causing all kinds of problems. This blog is all about getting your foot problems fixed once and for all.

Got Blisters? What You Can Do About It


Small pockets of fluid, which are known as blisters, can form on your feet, and they can be incredibly painful. These blisters can be caused by a number of things, such as burns, friction, contact with irritants, and autoimmune conditions. With treatment of these blisters, you can heal them, alleviate the pain you are experiencing, and prevent possible infections. Keep reading to learn what you need to do when blisters are constantly popping up on your feet.

Cover the Blisters

If a blister appears on your feet, the last thing that you want to do is pop it. To ensure that there is minimal irritation and prevent the risk of an infection, you should cover the blister with a gauze pad or bandage. Wash the blister with warm water and soap, and make sure to change the dressing each day.

Use Antibiotic Ointment

To help prevent an infection from occurring, antibiotic ointment should be applied to the blister and surrounding area. Only use the ointment as directed, and make sure to use the ointment before putting your socks and/or shoes on.

Keep Your Feet Dry

It is very important that you ensure your feet are always dry. Once you get out of the bath or shower, you need to thoroughly dry your feet. To keep as much moisture away from your feet, you should wear socks on your feet with your shoes. If you tend to sweat a lot on your feet, make sure that you make use of products that minimize the moisture.

Use Foot Powders

Blisters can be exacerbated by friction, increasing your pain. To minimize any friction on foot blisters, purchase a powder that is designed specifically for your feet. Before you pull on your socks, pour some of the power in them. If the powder results in irritation of your blisters, you should stop using it immediately.

Wear Properly Fitting Shoes

When you are wearing shoes that don't fit right, blisters may start to appear on the feet. You will want to ensure that your shoes are not too tight and fit comfortably. Ensure you have some wiggle room for your feet, particularly if you plan to go on a long run or walk. This can prevent irritation with your current blister and prevent blisters in the future.

Visit a Foot Doctor

When your day-to-day activities are disrupted due to a foot blister, schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. A podiatrist specializes in foot and ankle problems, which includes blisters. He or she will be able to formulate a treatment plan specific to your situation.

For more information, contact a foot and ankle specialist in your area.


23 July 2020