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Blisters and Shoes Without Socks

Blisters can form on the feet for a variety of different reasons. Blisters, once they develop, can take form as pockets of fluid on the outer layer of the skin. Often, blisters can form on the feet in response to friction or pressure. Commonly, pain and blisters can form when an individual wears summer shoes without any socks. This can be particularly pronounced when wearing leather shoes without socks. To avoid this problem, an individual can take a number of different steps. For example, an individual can wear ankle socks which are not visible from the outside, yet they can effectively protect the feet from the development of blisters on the foot inside of the shoe. If you are someone that likes to wear shoes without any socks, it is highly suggested that you consider contacting a podiatrist to schedule an appointment.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact Troy Wilde, DPM of Practice. Our doctor 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 offices located in Phoenix, Gilbert, and Chandler, AZ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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