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Firefighting Campaign Leaves Three Men in Blisters

Blisters a byproduct of firefighters’ trek“We really underestimated how long it would take us,” said Ron Hawkins, one of the firefighters. “We started hurting the first 12 miles. We thought, ‘how will we finish this?’ But we trudged on.” After three White Bear Lake firefighters walked through the state of Minnesota for 150 miles.

The trek was part of an effort to raise money for a new ATV with firefighting capabilities. While the firefighters successfully completed the walk and raise the required funds, they came back with painful feet.  All three men brought several pairs of shoes with them. But even different pairs of shoes didn’t stop the firefighters from experiencing pain in their joints or sustaining blisters on their feet.

Blisters can really hamper your everyday activities. If you are suffering from painful, unsightly blisters on your feet, be sure to consult podiatrist Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapel can help treat your blisters as well as other 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.

If you have any questions, please contact our office located in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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