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Telltale Signs and Causes of Foot Blisters

Tuesday, 07 May 2024 00:00

Foot blisters can cause discomfort and inconvenience, particularly for individuals who spend long hours on their feet. These fluid filled sacs often develop as a result of friction, heat, or pressure on the skin. One of the primary signs of a blister is a raised, fluid-filled bump on the skin's surface, which may be painful or tender to the touch. Blisters can occur due to wearing ill-fitting shoes, excessive moisture, or repetitive movements that cause rubbing or chafing. Additionally, activities such as running, hiking, or wearing new shoes for extended periods can increase the risk of blister formation. Certain medical conditions, such as eczema or athlete's foot, can also predispose individuals to blisters. Foot blisters can be bothersome and may become infected. If this pertains to you, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can determine the cause and effectively treat blisters on the feet.

Blisters may appear as a single bubble or in a cluster. They can cause a lot of pain and may be filled with pus, blood, or watery serum. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Grand Blanc Family Footcare. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters are often the result of friction. This happens due to the constant rubbing from shoes, which can 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.


(Blister symptoms may vary depending on what is causing them)

  • Bubble of skin filled with fluid
  • Redness
  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Itching

Prevention & Treatment

In order to prevent blisters, you should be sure to wear comfortable shoes with socks that cushion your feet and absorb sweat. Breaking a blister open may increase your chances of developing an infection. However, if your blister breaks, you should wash the area with soap and water immediately and then apply a bandage to the affected area. If your blisters cause severe pain it is important that you call your podiatrist right away.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Grand Blanc, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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