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According to boxer Timothy Bradley, part of the reason why he had so much difficulty fighting Manny Pacquaio in 2012 was because he had developed painful blisters on his feet. Although he still ended up winning the match, Bradley claims he was hampered by his decision to not wear socks in the ring, something former champion Mike Tyson supposedly used to do.

The two boxers faced each other recently at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Bradley’s trainer Freddie Roach is angry about his protégé’s blisters excuse, and issued a profanity-laced statement about how the condition of his feet shouldn’t have affected his performance in the fight.

Blisters are a common condition in athletes. For help caring for blisters on the feet, see podiatrist Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can treat your foot or ankle condition and injuries.

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.

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

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