Hiking Expedition Leaves Man in Blisters

blistersHiker Marcus Ross took a 2,200 mile trek from along the Appalachian Trail from April to September this past year. Ross came across some hikers that experienced injuries along the way. As a registered nurse, Ross felt an obligation to provide assistance to the injured hikers, even if that meant putting a halt to the journey along the way. However, despite being a medic Ross couldn’t be prevented from sustaining blisters on his own feet.

Unfortunately for Ross, the blisters grew to the point where it became so painful he actually had to put his hiking expedition on hold in order to have his feet checked by a local podiatrist. “I actually had a lot of problems with blisters and it turns out it was the anatomy of my feet and the way my foot turns when I go to step down,” Ross said. Fortunately, Ross still completed his journey and cites his overall experience as enjoyable.

Blisters can be extremely painful. If you have blisters on your feet, do yourself a favor and pay a visit to podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can treat your blisters as well as provide tips on preventing future breakouts from occurring.  

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.

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If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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