Heel Pain 101

Why Am I Developing Blisters on my Heels?

Blisters usually form on the heels due to ill-fitting footwear. A blister or a callus developing on your foot may be a sign that you need to change your shoes and find a pair with a better fit. 

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The Best Shoes For Women

Women are much more likely to develop foot problems due to ill-fitting shoes than men. Ill-fitting shoes can aggravate conditions like plantar fasciitis and Haglund’s deformity as well as many other foot problems. Shoes that do not fit correctly are also a major factor in developing blisters, calluses and bunions

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Preventing Heel Calluses From Forming

A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin. Calluses can occur on the ball of the foot, on the outer side of the big toe, or on the heel. Calluses typically form due to repeated friction and pressure on the area.  

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Treating Heel Calluses

A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin. Generally, calluses on the foot will occur across the ball of the foot, on the outer side of the big toe, or on the heel. The callus is formed when the skin thickens in response to repeated pressure and friction as the shoe or ground rubs against a bone spur (a bony prominence) on the foot. Calluses are caused by small amounts of pressure and friction over long periods of time, while blisters or open sores are formed by a great deal of pressure and friction over a shorter amount of time. 

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The Best Way To Deal With Blisters On Your Heels

We have probably all suffered from blisters at some point and the heel of the foot is a common area for blisters to occur. Most blisters on the feet are caused by friction, oftentimes from ill-fitting shoes, and they do not require medical attention. However, they can be very painful and you need to know the proper way to handle a blister so that it does not get infected and will heal properly.  

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