Richie Hogan senior hurler for Kilkenny recently posted a photo of his blistered feet on social media after participating in All-Ireland hurling match against Waterford. The picture showed Hogan’s toes and the balls of his feet covered in popped blisters. While Kilkenny won the semi-final match many are still wondering how Hogan went on to play while enduring what must have been such excruciating pain on his feet. Hogan stated on twitter, “The feet are on fire after that, but nothin that a few more weeks of training can’t cure!”
Blisters on the feet are very painful and can become problematic if not treated properly. If you have any concerns about your foot and ankle needs contact Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.
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 attention from a doctor.
If you have any questions please contact our office located in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.