Boxer Timothy Bradley took on Manny Pacquaio in the ring back in 2012. Bradley states that Pacquaio was already difficult to fight, but was even tougher since he suffered from blisters on his feet. Bradley lost the fight, claiming his in-ring game was hurt by his choice not to wear socks in the ring, a practice that boxing legend Mike Tyson is said to have done. Both Bradley and Pacquaio will face off in an upcoming rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas , with Bradley’s coach unwilling to hear any more excuses.
Blisters can be painful but preventable. If you are contending with blisters on the feet, see podiatrist Dr. Edward Lang of New Orleans Podiatry Associates. Dr. Lang can help you find an appropriate treatment that works best for you and your 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.
- Do not lance the blister, which can lead to infection
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