Former Soldiers walk for PTSD Awareness despite Blisters

Thanks to the efforts of three former soldiers, awareness for war veterans living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is being spread. Into No Man’s Land, a charity campaign created by Scott McFarlane, Steve Hartwig, and Jason McKenzie, is hoping to demonstrate the mental burden those suffering from PTSD have to endure by having its founders walk across Canada while wearing heavy backpacks.

The three ex-soldiers have begun to develop blisters after having to walk up to 32 miles each day. “The blisters, the physicAnchoral exhaustion, represents something tangible that people can see, but when people have PTSD it’s the emotional and psychological exhaustion that people don’t see,” Hartwig stated.

Blisters can exacerbate into painful and debilitating conditions if not treated properly. If you have sustained a blister and are seeking treatment, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Confortiof New Jersey. Dr. Confortiwill attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

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.

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