Dr. Kevin D. Smith, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

"When your feet hurt, you hurt all over"

Although your feet are the part of your body most prone to pain and injury, they are often neglected and ignored. Foot pain is not normal! You deserve to walk pain-free and Dr. Smith can help.

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How to prevent foot blisters

Are you a frequent runner or simply an active person? If so, chances are you’ve had a blister before and it was not a good experience. Blisters occur when there is friction against the foot. This forms a space between the layers of skin and fluid seeps into the space. They can be caused by anything from poorly fitted running shoes to wet feet caused by non-absorbing socks.

There is more to treating a blister than simply putting a band aid on and ignoring it. Improper care can lead to infection or other severe consequences. Minimizing friction is important when trying to prevent blisters. It is important to have the proper sock
s, shoes, and orthotics to prevent blisters from occurring. Having the right ointment to treat existing blisters is important as well. For more information on how to prevent and care for blisters, visit http://greatist.com/fitness/runners-guide-prevent-treat-blisters#

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