​​Guelph * Milton

      (519) 823-1450

     (905) 864-6458

​​Custom Foot Clinic

  & Orthotic Centre

 Custom Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre

BLISTERS

Blisters make your toes very sensitive and sore to walk on. Poor fitting footwear or a protruding seam in the shoe can cause friction and damage to the skin.  Blisters are not serious if treated immediately and diabetes is not a factor.  A dab of petroleum jelly and some baby powder in the shoe may correct the cause.  Before you buy, check the inside of the shoe for ragged edges that may cause friction.  If a blister appears, it must be protected. Tightly taping a doughnut bandage, with the hole the size of the blister, is the best way to prevent it from breaking.  (Diabetics suffer from poor circulation in their feet and friction caused by improper footwear may lead to ulcerations and infections.  This could lead to a more serious state of infection.