Man Reaches the Finishes Line in Charity Walk Despite Suffering Severe Blisters

Steve IlesSteve Iles a 65 year old golf club captain, raised $2,000 after completing an 87 mile charity walk. Iles participated in the charity walk to raise money for a fellow golf club member who suffered a brain tumor.

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.

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. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapel 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, 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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