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Causes and Duration of Foot Blood Blisters

Blood blisters on the foot are caused by friction or trauma that ruptures blood vessels under the skin without breaking the surface. This can occur from wearing ill-fitting shoes, engaging in vigorous activities, or sudden impact injuries. The resulting blister is filled with blood due to the broken capillaries beneath the skin. Blood blisters are generally more painful than regular blisters because of the pressure from the trapped blood. They typically last for about one to two weeks, during which time the body gradually reabsorbs the blood. To aid healing, it is important to protect the blister from further friction or pressure by using padded bandages and avoiding activities that aggravate the area. If you notice you have a blood blister on your foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can help you to manage this condition.

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 Barbara J. Aung, DPM of Aung Foot Health Clinic . Our doctor 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 office located in Tuscon, AZ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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