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Maple Valley Native Satko Runs with Blisters against Anemia

Bob Satko, of Maple Valley, shares a sweet treat with his grandson, Blake Robison. Satko is running 250 miles this weekend in honor of Blake and to raise money for the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.  - Courtesy photo
A stretch of 250 miles awaits Maple Valley native, Bob Satko, in his decision to run to raise money for the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund and his grandson, Blake Robison. Blake was diagnosed with the uncommon Fanconi Anemia, a blood disease that can worsen into bone marrow failure and certain cancers. This upcoming race, which is to occur at the Pigtails Challenge, will be the 45th marathon Satko has run.

Satko is familiar with Pigtails as he had run the 200-mile trek in 2012. Satko has been more mindful since then, however, as he had run the skin off the bottoms of his feet and accumulated blisters during the race. While Pigtails lasts for 200 miles, Satko will run an additional 50 miles for the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund and Blake.

Marathon runners ought to be wary of sustaining blisters on the feet, which can sometimes form after long distances. If you have formed blisters or other foot or ankle complications, see podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez will assist you with your foot and ankle concerns.

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.

For more information about the prevention and treatment of blisters on the feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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