Blistering

Blistering is a common foot condition that occurs on the foot on various sites. It manifests as a result of a shearing stress on the foot that leads to a deep separation of the epidermis from the dermis leading to a fluid filled sack.

Blisters are essentially painful especially if they are swollen or should they burst leaving the dermis exposed.

The cause is often blamed on footwear, tight fitting shoes, or new shoes that have not “broken in” yet.

Some blisters form repetitively on the same areas depending on the individual and their unique foot function.

Excess Pronation may lead to repetitive blistering in Runners or Sportpersons due to the trauma of shearing caused by the pronation. Incorrect footwear for the foot type may also be a cause. Stud pressure is also a common cause of Blisters, although Stud Pressure may have its root in faulty Biomechanics.

Understanding the cause of blistering involves a biomechanical assessment.

Your Podiatrist will be able to advise the best course of treatment for Blisters.