A blister on your foot is, at best, a major nuisance. Until the skin heals, you may find it difficult to stand or walk without pain, and impossible to do any kind of strenuous exercise.
But in some cases, blisters can be more than just painful. If a blister becomes infected, it can be a serious medical issue—especially if you have diabetes or poor circulation.
Whatever your situation, proper and safe care for your foot blister will help you heal faster, stay more comfortable, and reduce your risk of more serious complications.
Why Do I Keep Getting Blisters on My Feet?
The primary cause of most blisters is excessive friction. When your skin rubs vigorously against another object, the skin and underlying tissue can become damaged, creating a “pocket” that fills with fluid.
Almost everyone deals with blisters once in a while, but if you get them on your feet again and again, there may be something deeper going on. Common culprits include:
- Standing or walking for long periods of time, especially if you typically are less active.
- Wearing socks or shoes that are too tight or poorly ventilated
- Excessive sweating or moisture on the feet
Blisters can also be a secondary symptom of various skin injuries or conditions, including sunburn, frostbite, allergies, bacterial or fungal infections, athlete’s foot, eczema, or even exposure to certain chemicals (including some cosmetics and detergents).
If you keep getting foot blisters and don’t know why, we can help you narrow down the possibilities.