Tips and Tricks for Preventing Blisters

It’s officially the fall season, but while other places may be enjoying crisp, cool autumn air, Pleasanton residents know to expect things to stay on the warm side. The coolest September temperatures ever recorded for the area dropped to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit, but the average monthly highs are still in the 90s. Expect to still sweat, particularly if you’re active! Unfortunately, all that moisture increases your risk for blisters.

Blisters are painful and can force you to cut short a run or a workout. Friction and pressure on one point causes the top layers of skin to separate and the space between the layers to fill with clear fluid. Pressing against this is very painful. Fortunately, though, you can prevent these little sores. Here are a few tips and tricks for preventing blisters on the feet:

Blisters on the feet don’t have to control your work-outs or your running routines. A few simple remedies may be all you need to prevent painful sores. If you continually develop a problem, particularly in the same area, or if you have diabetes, you should have your feet checked for contributing issues. Let Dr. Darren Silvester at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX, help with your blisters. Use our website or call (830) 569-3338 to make an appointment with us.

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