Blisters

Blisters have everything to do with what shoes and socks you wear. The main cause of blister formation is from shearing forces. Shearing forces occurs when the shoe or sock rubs back and forth against the foot causing friction and the development of blisters.

Blisters tend to occur over bony prominences such as the knuckles of the toes or on the weight-bearing portions of the foot. Shoes that are too tight or too lose can cause these injuries. Make sure you wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes and break new shoes in slowly by only wearing them several hours a day for several weeks. Socks are also very important and often overlooked. Wear wool socks or synthetic socks. Cotton socks hold moisture against the skin which increases the likelihood of blisters.

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