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Preventing Blisters

By Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS | Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

If you are on your feet frequently or you are an athlete who runs or walks a lot, you may know that having blisters is often an uncomfortable and sometimes painful experience. These irritants usually result from a combination of friction, heat, and moisture on your skin, especially your feet. If left untreated or unattended, blisters may worsen over time and may create greater health risks. However, preventing blisters on the feet is quite straightforward and there are measures you can take to lessen the impact of the factors that cause blisters.

Managing blisters is really up to you, and it is important that you be proactive rather than reactive in dealing with this problem. You have many prevention options that are available to you. However, you should note that no one method works for everyone and you should see what works best for you.

When dealing with blisters, you have many prevention choices, such as:

  • Wearing socks that have moisture prevention features and are seamless
  • Applying powders that help to reduce moisture and friction and lubricants that soothe your feet
  • Utilizing tape that separates your feet and socks and reduces friction
  • Applying liquid bandage to areas of your feet that are prone to develop blisters prior to putting your shoes on
  • Softening your skin by using lotions and creams, especially on feet that have calluses and are dry
  • Wearing orthotics and pads that help to support and realign your feet, correct imbalances and provide cushioning for pressure points.

The good news is that blisters no longer need to be the norm. Preventing blisters on the feet can be achieved with the above methods. You can also prevent blisters from occurring by wearing proper footwear, changing socks on a regular basis, and using medical treatments such as powders, ointments, and orthotics. Speak to your podiatrist in Boca Raton if you are experiencing intense pain from your blisters, as your feet may require medical attention.

Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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