The collective team, ‘Sisters got Blisters,’ composed of actual sisters Emma Wilson, 38, and Amy Clapp, 34 are planning to participate in the upcoming London Marathon in April 2015. The two are hoping to raise 4,000 British pounds in support of Help the Hospice. The cause is very important for the pair, as their local hospice was very supportive when their father lost his battle to cancer sixteen years ago. Wilson and Clapp are hoping to raise both awareness and money for the charity, and will be organizing several fundraising events leading up to the marathon. “The first run was quite comical; we only did about three miles running and walking,” said Wilson. “It was a bit of a shock and we realized how much work we have got to do.”
Blisters can easily develop on the feet of marathon runners. For more information about blister prevention and treatment, consult with Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatrycan treat all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.
Foot blisters develop as a result of constantly wearing tight or ill-fitting footwear. This happens due to the constant rubbing from the shoe, which can often 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.
How do Blisters Form?
Blisters on the feet are often the result of constant friction of skin and material, usually by shoe rubbing. Walking in sandals, boots, or shoes that don’t fit properly for long periods of time can result in a blister. Having consistent foot moisture and humidity can easily lead to blister formation.
Prevention & Treatment
It is important to properly care for the affected area in order to prevent infection and ease the pain. Do not lance the blister and use a band-aid to provide pain relief. Also, be sure to keep your feet dry and wear proper fitting shoes. If you see blood or pus in a blister, seek a doctor.
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