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Preventing Blisters

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Preventing Blisters

Overview

You can help prevent foot blisters by following these tips.

  • Wear shoes that fit properly.
    • You should be able to wiggle your toes in your shoes while you are sitting and when you are standing.
    • The inner seams of your shoes should not rub against areas of your feet.
  • Stop an activity if you notice an area on your foot is getting sore and red.

    A blister could be starting to form.

  • Decrease friction to the skin of your feet.

    Try applying petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, or tape to areas that are likely to be rubbed by poorly fitting shoes.

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Current as of: March 21, 2023

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