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The Annoyance of Friction Blisters on the Feet

Friction blisters on the feet can transform a pleasant stroll into a painful ordeal. These irritating nuisances arise from repeated rubbing against the skin, causing it to blister and fill with fluid. Typically occurring on pressure points or where shoes constantly rub, symptoms can include discomfort, swelling, and sometimes even pain. The duration varies. While some resolve within a few days, others can linger for weeks, hindering mobility and comfort. Treating friction blisters involves cleaning the area with mild soap and water, then applying a bandage to protect the skin and promote healing. However, for persistent or severe cases, it is suggested that you seek guidance from a podiatrist who can offer tailored solutions to address your specific situation.

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 Arthur Segall, Jr., DPM of Segall Foot and Ankle. Our doctor 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 offices located in Plantation, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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