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Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:00

Heel Pain in the Morning?

Heel pain can negatively affect your day-to-day life. Simple activities like walking can become incredibly uncomfortable or painful due to heel pain.

Don’t live with heel pain and get treated.

Tuesday, 26 April 2022 00:00

Several Reasons Why Blisters Can Develop

Many Americans walk thousands of steps per day and blisters on the feet can develop if the shoes that are worn do not fit properly. Blisters generally develop as a result of excess friction, and often resemble a bubble that forms on the skin. It is filled with liquid that protects the damaged skin, as a new layer of skin forms over it. Blisters can make it uncomfortable to walk, and many people wear a protective covering over it until it is healed. Most of the time, it will gradually drain, as the new skin replaces the damaged area. There can be other reasons why blisters may form. These may include having an allergic reaction, or they may develop from medical conditions consisting of eczema or psoriasis. Additionally, an injury such as frostbite or burns may lead to getting blisters. If the blisters become infected, and do not drain, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can help you to manage and treat blisters.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Foot & Ankle Centers of Charlotte County . Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters develop as a result of constantly wearing tight or ill-fitting footwear. This happens due to the constant rubbing from the shoe, which can often lead to pain.

What Are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.

How Do Blisters Form?

Blisters on the feet are often the result of constant friction of skin and material, usually by shoe rubbing. Walking in sandals, boots, or shoes that don’t fit properly for long periods of time can result in a blister. Having consistent foot moisture and humidity can easily lead to blister formation.

Prevention & Treatment

It is important to properly care for the affected area in order to prevent infection and ease the pain. Do not lance the blister and use a Band-Aid to provide pain relief. Also, be sure to keep your feet dry and wear proper fitting shoes. If you see blood or pus in a blister, seek assistance from a podiatrist.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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A normal part of pregnancy is having swollen feet. This is generally a result of the added pressure the growing baby exerts on the veins. Additionally, there are extra fluids that are present in the body to help support the fetus. Many pregnant women notice their ankles are swollen in the second trimester and may worsen as the delivery date gets closer. Relief may be found when the feet are elevated as frequently as possible, salt intake is reduced, and drinking plenty of water daily. It can also help to wear shoes that are comfortable. If you are expecting, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist for additional methods of controlling swollen feet.

Pregnant women with swollen feet can be treated with a variety of different methods that are readily available. For more information about other cures for swollen feet during pregnancy, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot & Ankle Centers of Charlotte County . Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What Foot Problems Can Arise During Pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is overpronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward.  This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.  

Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy but tends to occur in the later stages. 

How Can I Keep My Feet Healthy During Pregnancy?

  • Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly
  • Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot
  • Wear shoes with good arch support
  • Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet
  • Elevate feet if you experience swelling
  • Massage your feet
  • Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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