Blisters Accompany Man’s Frozen Journey

Antony JinmanIntrepid explorer Antony Jinman has made a journey through the South Pole this holiday season. Already three weeks into the adventure, Jinman has completed 230 miles. “I am very happy with my progress,” the Plymouth-born explorer shared on his personal blog. “I am delighted to have covered 91 nautical miles (about 95 miles) in the last week.”

Jinman has had to pull a 120-kg sled with his supplies, and contends with everything from blizzards to foot blisters. This marks the second step in his attempt to complete the Three Poles challenge. He bested the North Pole in 2010 and plans to take on Mt. Everest in 2015.

Blisters on the feet can be uncomfortable and of course painful. If you suffer foot blisters, contact podiatrist Dr. Andrew H. Cohen of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen can provide you with blister prevention and treatment options.

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.

Prevention & Treatment

Proper care is vital to alleviate pain and prevent infection to the affected area of the foot. The best treatment is to leave them alone. New skin will develop under the blister and during the healing stages, your blister will pop.

- Do not lance the blister , which can lead to infection

- Place a band-aid over the blister to provide pain relief

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