Blisters: a Fighting Force across All Weight Classes

blisters4Filipino boxer and politician Manny Pacquaio beat Timothy Bradley earlier this month at MGM’s Grand Garden Arena, then took his welterweight title and 32 stitches home to await the arrival of a new baby. 

The fight served as a much-anticipated rematch to the controversial split decision in 2012, which named Bradley winner but was widely contested by fans and even investigated by the Nevada Attorney General’s office. 

Just before the rematch, Bradley made some incendiary remarks about how he had achieved that win despite being hindered by foot blisters.  Bradley claimed that he got the blisters because hadn’t worn socks, copying former champion Mike Tyson.  Apparently, he wanted to fill Tyson’s shoes in the exact manner that Tyson had filled them.

While often considered insignificant, blisters can be frustratingly debilitating. For treatment or prevention, see Dr. Bruce G. Greenfield, D.P.M., P.C., of Havertown Podiatry. Dr. Greenfield will provide quality care for any foot or ankle injury.

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.

For more information about Blisters on the Feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Havertown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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