All About Blisters

A blister is a small fluid-filled cavity beneath the top layer of skin. It is normally caused by either heat or friction and is generally very painful. Blisters will typically heal on their own, but there are things you can do to ease the discomfort and speed up the process. Let’s face it, no-one needs a blister and heel pain in there life. Luckily however there are also a number of precautions you can take to stop blisters from occurring.

The most common cause of blisters is friction, which can be the result of ill-fitting shoes or working with some tools which repetitively rub against your skin. If you have a blister, there are a number of things you can do to try and ease the pain and discomfort.

  • You can use a plaster to cover the affected area, therefore reducing any further friction to the blister site.
  • You can buy special blister plasters which help protect the blister and keep it clean, we recommend moleskin plasters.
  • You can use cream to ease the pain of the blister.

The best way to ease a blister is not to get one in the first place! The best way to do this is to ensure your footwear is well-fitting and doesn’t cause friction, and to avoid extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, as this can prevent any hot spots from developing into blisters.

If you are experiencing blisters, please do get in contact so we can help you!