What are Foot Blisters?
Foot blisters are caused by a collection of fluid in the lining between the dermis and the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). Usually it is caused by friction in the shoe. It is nature's way to protect the inner layer of the skin (dermis) from becoming inflamed. Foot blisters are usually very sore and at times can become infected. In early stages of the area is inflamed and tender and later the foot blisters form. If friction continues the outer layer is removed and there is a discharge of clear, colourless fluid exposing the row sensitive flesh.
What causes Foot Blisters?
Often the cause is due to ill fitting shoes whereby the foot moves too freely within the shoe. Therefore properly fitting shoes and socks that allow the foot to breathe normally ought to be sufficient enough to prevent the formation of foot blisters, but if the foot blisters persist, inserting an arch support insole may prevent the foot from sliding in the shoe. It is good practice to prepare your feet properly before undertaking sporting activity such as running or hiking.
This information is for guidance only. If you are in doubt at all, please consult your nearest health professional.