For those who have never had the misfortune of experiencing blisters, they are pockets of fluid that develop under the top layers of the skin either in response to injury or infection. In addition to hands, blisters commonly occur on the feet, especially among runners and avid walkers. To better understand why this is the case, it helps to know more about what makes our feet susceptible to blisters.
Your feet contain thousands of blood vessels and nerve endings that can become irritated and inflamed while rubbing up against your socks or shoes as you walk or run. Most people will first develop a red spot which is very painful before inflammation and irritation give way to blisters. The more you continue to walk or run with that friction or pressure happening in the same area, the skin’s inner layers start to split and a pocket of fluid will form a blister, say many podiatrists.
As far as their appearance, foot blisters are circular-shaped pockets filled with pus, blood, or clear fluid. It is important that you always leave blisters intact even though they are painful, as this is your body’s natural defense mechanism. Alongside pain, swelling, redness, and sores, foot blisters can also cause itchiness. And while rare, they can also sometimes cause fever, chills, hypotension, and body aches in some people.
Great Products For Blister Prevention
If you’re among the thousands of people in the U.S. living with painful blisters, you should know there are many ways to resolve pain and heal your feet at home. There are also steps you can take to prevent blisters from ever developing on your feet in the first place. It all comes down to investing in quality products to treat and prevent blisters. Here at Silipos, we carry a wide range of podiatrist-recommended products that can help with both.
Some of these products include the following:
Silipos Blister Prevention Sticks – If you’re an avid runner or enjoy walking to achieve or maintain good health, our blister prevention sticks can help keep painful foot blisters at bay. These products work by reducing friction and rubbing on the skin, which, over time, culminates in foot blisters. When applied to the heels of your feet, our lubricated gel formula in blister prevention sticks acts as a barrier between your feet and socks or shoes, which keeps them more comfortable during long walks or runs and makes them less prone to blisters.
PelliTec Blister Prevention Pads – Along with the blister prevention stick, our line of PelliTec Blister Prevention Pads can also keep your feet free of painful, unsightly blisters. As far as how they work, these self-adhesive pads move with your feet to help minimize the friction that would otherwise happen when your feet rub against your socks or shoes while walking or running.
Silipos Active Gel Corn Pads – Before you scoff at the name, you should know that applying active gel corn pads to your feet can heal and prevent painful foot blisters. The same applies to corns and calluses; these relatively inexpensive products release medical-grade mineral oil into the skin of the feet, which softens and lowers the chances of them becoming inflamed or irritated. If you already have foot blisters, corns, or calluses, these products can also reduce the pressure and pain associated with these foot problems.
So, whether you are going to be wearing a new pair of shoes or running a marathon, consider speaking with a Silipos sales representative today to learn more about our products mentioned in this article!