Why is it that sometimes you always get a blister in only one foot?

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  1. leakeem profile image79
    leakeemposted 11 years ago

    Why is it that sometimes you always get a blister in only one foot?

    I have a pair of sandals that when I wear will and walk a bit, I'd always get a blister in one foot but never the other - always the left, never the right. The left sandal is a mirror of the right so we can rule out design imbalance. What could be causing this?

  2. melpor profile image90
    melporposted 11 years ago

    Everyone has a slight unevenness in their gait. We and all animals that walk do not place all their feet down on the ground exactly the same way with the same pressure and forward motion. For us, this unevenness in our gait is cause by the fact that our extremities on the right side of our body is slightly shorter or longer than the extremities on the left side of our body. That slight difference in length throws us slightly off balance while we are walking which cause us to more pressure on one foot than the other. Also one shoe always fits tighter or looser than the other shoe on your feet because your feet are not exactly the same size.

  3. Jlbowden profile image84
    Jlbowdenposted 11 years ago

    Usually in most individuals one leg, or foot for example is always a bit larger than the other.  Also your ring finger on your left hand, used as an illustration, is usually always a size smaller than the right ring finger.  At least this is the case for me.  So if your left foot is a bit smaller in size than your right and the sandals seem to be a mirror fit as you indicate, than I am thinking that your left foot being a bit more loose within that sandal is rubbing against a part of that sandal, or in other words receiving more friction than the right foot.  Again this is just a guess, for the reason could be a number of other reason, that possibly only a foot doctor or podiatrist could decipher.  Hope that helps somewhat.

  4. SidKemp profile image86
    SidKempposted 11 years ago

    Both the other answers are right. We are not nearly as symmetrical as we think we are. One foot is larger than the other, one leg longer, and our gait is lopsided. We're all like that, unless we work extensively with training such as ballet, modern dance, yoga, or T'ai Chi, or  therapy such as Pilates.

    If you have an old pair of sandals or shoes, check the wear on them You may discover which part of which foot is wearing more heavily, and use this to adjust your gait and make it even.

    1. leakeem profile image79
      leakeemposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah. They really look unevenly worn out. I guess that answers it.

  5. lotuslove19 profile image68
    lotuslove19posted 11 years ago

    melpor is perfectly right ,the reason which he has written is absolutely right ,one more reason is if you check we walk with pressure on one side of the body .especially the women ,that too after child birth.

  6. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 11 years ago

    It's possible that the person's body is imbalanced and this occurs more often than people realize. People adjust their gait in certain situations and if repeatedly done the change can become permanent without them thinking about it. Only when something like a blister or other pain comes along will it become known to them that a change must be made.

    It's also possible that the materials that come into contact with the foot provide to much friction or irritation which also can lead to a blister.

  7. Michael Durden profile image70
    Michael Durdenposted 11 years ago

    Sometimes always, eh? Yeah, that makes no sense.

    1. leakeem profile image79
      leakeemposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Use your common sense, and it will make sense.

  8. profile image0
    Lovekeshposted 11 years ago

    There could be slight difference in the size of your feet. I’ve heard about it that some people may have little difference in their feet size and I think that might be the cause of blister in your case.

  9. badegg profile image80
    badeggposted 11 years ago

    Have you ever noticed that your feet are not exactly the same size? My left foot is slightly larger than my right, so when I try on shoes, I always start with my left foot. If I am going to get a blister, it is going to be on that foot more often than not.

    1. leakeem profile image79
      leakeemposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard of supposed-to-be-symmetrical body parts not being really even. I haven't tried measuring my feet though. I just didn't know it would cause uneven foot blistering.

  10. Penny G profile image60
    Penny Gposted 9 years ago

    Probably the way you walk. They do have corrective shoes if needed and a visit to a Podiatrist would be a start.

    1. leakeem profile image79
      leakeemposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I did notice my right shoe deteriorate faster than my left... Thanks for the advice. I guess I have to have it checked out.


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