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How can I avoid blisters on my feet?

Avoiding blistersTo avoid blisters on your feet, you need to eliminate problem friction areas that may occur. The top priority is almost always to ensure that your shoes fit properly and are made for the activities you’re engaged in. They should also hold up to the conditions you might face, especially moisture. Feet that have to spend the day in wet shoes are more likely to develop blisters.

When it comes to socks, ones with moisture-wicking properties are ideal for blister prevention. Some people find wearing two pairs of socks can help avoid problems during activities such as long-distance running, but you might need to try different things off and on to find the most comfortable setup for you. You might also try special friction-reducing patches or simple paper tape to provide a barrier in high-friction areas. If you still receive blisters and want to ward off infection, then it’s worth a call to the doctors at Martin Foot and Ankle. Reach our offices in York, Hanover, Lancaster and Lititz, PA by calling (717) 757-3537.

Dr. Rick F. Martin
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