Monday, 07 September 2015 13:46

How to Prevent Blisters From Running Shoes

flip-flops7Runners, although faced with many potential foot and ankle issues, often face blisters on the feet due to the friction between the foot and shoe. Accordingly every shoe comes with an extra set of shoe lace holes that help prevent this friction on the foot by tightening the fit of the shoe. When lacing the shoe, each lace should be inserted into the extra hole creating a loop. The laces are then crossed into each loop on the other side of the shoe and then tied as normal. Runners can also try moisture free socks or put petroleum jelly on their feet before a run to reduce friction and prevent blisters.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If you have any concerns with blisters on your feet contact Dr. Moshe Hillel of Advanced Footcare NY. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

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 doctor.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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