Foot and ankle problems are usually associated to improper footwear, physical stress, mechanical changes in the foot, arthritis, congenital foot problems, infections, neoplastic disorders or traumatic foot problems. For more information on general or specific foot pain or ankle problems please select from the links below.
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Heat, moisture and friction are generally the cause of blisters. Blisters can also form from fungal infections, allergic reactions, and burns.
Because of a condition called neuropathy, or nerve damage, diabetes often are unable to detect a burn because there is no pain.
Proper care of blisters should involve draining their fluid but leaving their “skin” intact. Protect with a non-stick bandage with mild compression. Skin sprays and adhesive gel pads, as well as special socks, help minimize friction.
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