07 Jul Barefoot Traveller walks England with Blisters
Philip Wells began his third leg on his barefoot walk around England in support for children around the globe who are in poverty and who do not own shoes. The Born Free Foundation, the Consortium for Street Children, and Ocean Stars Trust are the three charities that will benefit from Wells’s pilgrimage and are receiving donations from his blister-filled walk.
“People are sending in ‘foot selfies’ and generously donating as I walk. Despite struggling with my feet, I am determined to continue and raise awareness for the children who suffer every day of their lives.” Wells is a reader of dramatic poetry and occasionally stops in schools, places of worship, and community spaces to share his readings with the public.
Blister treatment is not difficult but can be easily done by a podiatrist. See Dr. Donald C. Stran, D.P.M. of Texas for assistance in blister treatment. Dr. Stran can attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.
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.
If you have any questions, contact one of our offices located in Friendswood, TX; Missouri City, TX; and Lake Jackson, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.