Steve lles It is so satisfying to do something in honor of others. 65 year old golf club captain Steve Iles did just that recently by participating in a charity walk for Betty McCarthy; a golf colleague who sadly suffered from a brain tumor. Iles raised $2,000 after closing the 87 mile walk.

“It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I had people walking with me, including Matt Taylor of Cherhill who walked for the last 45 miles. He does endurance running and kept me going.” Iles said. Unfortunately for Iles, he wound up with severe blisters on his feet as a result of participating in the event, although Iles does not regret his participation. “I did a bit of training for it, but not enough. I feel pretty good I achieved it, it was an experience,” Iles said.

While Steve Iles might have had to suffer through the walk with blisters on his feet, that doesn’t mean that you have to do the same. If you are experiencing any pain in your feet you feel might be caused by a blister, or if you notice blisters on your feet developing, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, such as  Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti can examine your feet and help provide treatment options for your blisters.

Blisters on the Feet

When tight or ill-fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.

What is a Foot Blister?

A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.

How do they Form?

Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet, are prone to blister formation easily.

Prevention & Treatment

Proper care is vital to alleviate pain and prevent infection to the affected area of the foot. The best treatment is to leave them alone. New skin will develop under the blister and during the healing stages, your blister will pop.

  • Do not lance the blister , which can lead to infection
  • Place a Band-Aid over the blister to provide pain relief
  • Seek a doctor if you see blood or pus in a blister
  • Keep your feet dry, and wear proper fitting shoes 

If you have any questions, contact our office in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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