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Nail Clinic: A Blistering Problem—An Ounce of Prevention
An Ounce of Prevention
Are your clients prone to foot blisters? Many of these blisters can be prevented with a few simple habits and lifestyle changes—starting with shoes that fit correctly! Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, who has practices in New York and New Jersey, shares a few tips to help your clients ease the pain in their tootsies.
- Wear shoes that fit well and have no stiff or hard seams
- When wearing a pair of shoes for the first time, wear them for only a few hours to test them out
- Wear appropriate shoes for your particular activity. For example, sandals or flip-flops are not a good choice for long walks or all-day use
- Alternate shoes. Wear sneakers to and from work, and then change to heels or other
shoes once at work
- Blister blocks, moleskin padding and old-fashioned adhesive bandages are useful and
can be applied beforehand on vulnerable spots
- For particularly sensitive feet, try special socks and powders that are available to help reduce friction and prevent blisters