Could You Be Focusing On The Wrong Cause Of Your Foot Blisters?

Could You Be Focusing On The Wrong Cause Of Your Foot Blisters?

Could this be the reason:

  • You’ve only ever had patchy success in the past (or perhaps no success at all)

  • You don’t know how to tell good advice from bad

  • So you keep choosing the wrong strategies for your blisters

  • And wasting money on products that were never going to work

  • (But you keep buying new shoes, only to keep getting blisters)

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Fixing Your Feet (6th Ed) by John Vonhof: The Undisputed Foot Care Bible

Fixing Your Feet (6th Ed) by John Vonhof: The Undisputed Foot Care Bible

"Do your feet a favour"

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you'll know that John Vonhof's 6th edition of Fixing Your Feet is now available worldwide. If you're an athlete of any persuasion or involved in foot care, you owe it to yourself to add this book to your collection. My copy came all the way through Europe with me.

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Blister Taping Feet: The Popular First Line Of Defence Against Blisters

Blister Taping Feet: The Popular First Line Of Defence Against Blisters

It's without doubt the most popular blister prevention strategy out there.

Runners, athletes and hikers worldwide tape their feet to prevent blisters. Not only that, go to any Podiatrist complaining of blisters and they'll tape your feet. And show you how to do it yourself. And if you present to the first aid or foot care tent at any event, chances are, you'll be getting your foot taped.

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What Causes Blisters On Feet? Is It Heat, Moisture & Friction? Or Rubbing?

What Causes Blisters On Feet? Is It Heat, Moisture & Friction? Or Rubbing?

Let me tell you a story.

One day back in 2008 I was on my morning walk. I was 8 minutes in and I started to get that familiar hotspot feeling. I tightened my laces and kept going. Within a few more steps, I had that stinging pain of a blister. "What the ..." I was confused. Here's why ...

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Cushioning Your Bones To Stop Blisters

Cushioning Your Bones To Stop Blisters

How reducing peak pressure helps in blister prevention

Remember this video? I showed that if you reduce friction levels (I did it here with Vaseline), you can reduce your chance of getting blisters. That was all about friction. But I could have left friction levels alone and reduced pressure instead, by not pressing so hard. The problem with this approach when managing foot blisters is ...

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Podiatry Bulletin Article June 2013: Foot Blisters (Full Text)

Podiatry Bulletin Article June 2013: Foot Blisters (Full Text)

Understanding Foot Blisters: Hints for Podiatrists

Foot blisters deserve more attention and improved outcomes considering their prevalence. It’s not that blisters are an insignificant injury – just take Andy Murray’s 2013 Australian Open final situation as an example. But it seems that because they are an injury of the skin rather than the musculoskeletal system, they tend to be relegated to an injury of lesser importance. 

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