rritating and troublesome, blisters are not a joy for anyone. If you are a runner, work on your feet all day, or walk a lot, it is never fun to have a blister develop. So why do these painful bumps develop and how can they be prevented? How do you best care for blisters properly before they are extremely painful and debilitating? It's important to always be treating your feet with the best care, so we want to address this painful issue to help with understanding why blisters occur and actions to take to prevent these painful blisters on my feet.
Why do blisters occur?
Blisters are mainly caused by friction, usually your shoes or socks rubbing against your skin. Anything that intensifies rubbing can start a blister, including a faster pace walking, hiking, or running; poor-fitting shoes; poorly fastened footwear (not doing up laces correctly); and the fabric and texture of your sock. Friction can also be intensified by heat and moisture making your feet swell inside those socks and shoes. (1)