blistersBarefoot traveler Philip Wells will be donating the funds he has collected from his journey around England to the Born Free Foundation, the Consortium for Street Children, and Ocean Stars Trust. Wells began his pilgrimage in support of destitute children worldwide that are forced to walk barefoot daily. He will be beginning his third leg on June 23rd with a new collection of blisters and sores on his feet.

“People are sending in ‘foot selfies’ and generously donating as I walk. Despite struggling with my feet, I am determined to continue and raise awareness for the children who suffer every day of their lives.” Wells periodically stops in schools, places of worship, and community spaces to read dramatic poetry to further inspire those he passes.

Blister treatment can be performed at home or with the assistance of a podiatrist. If you would like the help of a podiatrist, see Dr. James C. Ricketti, DPM of Hamilton Square. Dr. Ricketti will properly treat all of your foot and ankle conditions.

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 a doctor.

For more information contact our office, located in Hamilton Square, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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