Sisters overcome Blisters to prepare for Marathon
Amy Clapp, 34, and Emma Wilson, 38, are two sisters known as ‘Sisters got Blisters.’ The pair will be participating in the 2015 London Marathon, which is to be held this coming April. The two are aiming to raise 4,000 British pounds in support of charity Help the Hospice. Their local hospice was extremely supportive of the pair and their family when their father lost his battle to cancer sixteen years ago, making the charity extremely important to the pair. Both are hoping to raise awareness as well as money for the cause 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 are more likely to persist in athletes who are always on their feet, such as marathon runners. To learn more, speak to podiatrist Dr. Brad Bachmann, D.P.M. of Louetta Foot and Ankle Specialists, P.A.. Dr. Bachmann can assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns.
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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