Tip of the toes

These are similar to the tops of the toes blisters, the causes of both are similar in origin and hence the prevention of as well.

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Top of the toes

These blisters develop quite quickly as the skin is slightly more delicate than elsewhere on the foot and the progression to the roof off blister can be quicker too!

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Between the toes

These blisters are formed by pressure from the toes themselves, and are also known as interdigital blisters.

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Top of the foot

These blisters are always caused by footwear, either being too tight or too loose, the skin is more fragile on the top of the foot and will easily blister.

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Side of the foot

These blisters are where the skin gets caught between the insole or footbed, and the upper of the shoe and can present as blood blisters.

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Back of the heel

Well these are the most common blister of the heel blisters and can be really painful, they take longer that other areas of the foot to heal, so they can hang around for weeks.

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Ankle

Rubbing in the shaft of your boots can cause ankle blisters

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Big toe

These are very common blisters and ones that we see in clinic a lot of the time, they are mainly due to a biomechanical issue, where the function of the big toe has been compromised.

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Little toe

These are so common, those poor little toes get blisters most of the time and usually this is the first one you will get before the other areas follow suit.

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Under the toenails

These blisters are caused by pressure, a bit like the the end of the toe blisters and since you have four nerve endings at the end of each toe.

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Foot arch

The foot actually has three arches but only two really get affected by blisters, the inside of the foot and the outside of the foot.

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Edge of the heel

These blisters can be located all around the edge of the heel, inside, outside and at the back, a bit like a horseshoe area around the heel. The skin gets pinched between two surfaces of the shoe. Sometimes a blister can appear further up the heel but is actually caused by the pressure at the edge of the heel.

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Edge of the big toe

These are very common blisters and ones that we see in clinic a lot of the time, they are mainly due to a biomechanical/ dysfunctional issue.

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Edge of the big toe and little toe joints

These blisters are also on the pinch area of the skin caught between the joint and the shoe and can often present as blood blisters.

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Under the heel

These are really miserably, painful blister and quite capable of making you limp as they tend to be quite large in size.

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Under the big and little toe joints

Blisters under the ball of the foot are due to structural (anatomical) issues with your feet.

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Under the middle 3 toe joints

Blisters under the ball of the foot are due to structural (anatomical) issues with your feet.

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Knowledge Base

Blister Location

From the tip of the toes to the back of the heel. Get the right advice from a HCPC registered podiatrist.

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Blister Prevention

Preventing blisters requires a multi factored approach in managing external elements such as shear stresses, moisture, heat, pressure and friction; and internal elements such as skin integrity and peripheral circulation.

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Blister Treatment

Find out how to treat blisters, how to avoid getting them, and when to get advice or treatment from a from a HCPC registered podiatrist.

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Blister Activities

Whatever activity you are participating in has the same preparation rules. Conditioning the body by training prior to the event is crucial so that the body and feet will be prepared for the stresses and strains applied to them.

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