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Understanding a Diabetic Foot Blister

A diabetic foot blister, a manifestation of the complexities associated with diabetes, emerges as a consequence of heightened vulnerability to skin injuries. Diabetes, a metabolic condition affecting blood sugar regulation, often leads to impaired circulation and compromised nerve function in the extremities. This diminished sensation, known as diabetic neuropathy, means that individuals with diabetes may not readily detect friction or pressure that can result in blisters. When blisters form, the impaired circulation slows the healing process, making these normally benign lesions potential precursors to more severe complications. The risk of infection in a diabetic foot blister is elevated, posing a serious threat to foot health. Regular foot inspections, meticulous hygiene practices, and appropriate footwear choices become paramount for individuals navigating the delicate balance of diabetes. If you have developed this type of blister, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can guide you toward correct treatment methods.

Blisters may appear as a single bubble or in a cluster. They can cause a lot of pain and may be filled with pus, blood, or watery serum. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Southwest Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters are often the result of friction. This happens due to the constant rubbing from shoes, which can 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.


(Blister symptoms may vary depending on what is causing them)

  • Bubble of skin filled with fluid
  • Redness
  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Itching

Prevention & Treatment

In order to prevent blisters, you should be sure to wear comfortable shoes with socks that cushion your feet and absorb sweat. Breaking a blister open may increase your chances of developing an infection. However, if your blister breaks, you should wash the area with soap and water immediately and then apply a bandage to the affected area. If your blisters cause severe pain it is important that you call your podiatrist right away.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Dallas, and Carrollton, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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