Despite advancements in shoe design as well as sock and insole quality, foot blisters continue to plague active individuals who participate in individual and team sports activities. Even the most seasoned professional athletes are sidelined by blisters; a sign that education and embracing “outside the box” products and technologies are quite logically the missing links to finally eliminating foot blisters once and for all.
Australian Podiatrist, Rebecca Rushton, BSc(Pod) shares her professional experience with treating foot blisters in her new SlideShare presentation, Blister Prevention for Podiatrists. We do want to take a moment to note that this presentation is equally suited for the entire spectrum of healthcare professionals who treat individuals for foot blisters, calluses, and ulceration. Athletic Trainers, Orthotists, Pedorthists, Podiatrists, Therapists, and Wound care nurses are also involved in the care of athletes and patients who suffer from recurring irritation (hot spots) and blisters from footwear and various medical devices.[slideshare id=40904162&doc=blisterpreventionforpodiatrists-141030015733-conversion-gate02]
It’s not just amateurs and weekend warriors who hit the wall when blisters finally sideline them from the field or result in a DNF after training diligently for months to cross the finish line. Some of the biggest names in professional sports have been sidelined by foot blisters (as reported in the media):
- Jamaal Charles Dealing with Blisters
- NFL Players Return Held Back by Infected Foot Blister
- In Season’s Long March, Every Step Can Be Painful
Since 1998, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN USA) has sought to help healthcare professionals and athletes resolve nagging foot blister issues through the development of the company’s patented low friction interface technology. ShearBan, a product most commonly known in the O&P industry, is available in sheets and precut patches to address friction & shear in footwear, insoles, and medical devices. 6 years later, Tamarack introduced ENGO Blister Prevention Patches, the consumer-packaged equivalent to ShearBan in the sports medicine and consumer athletics marketplace.
With the support of healthcare professionals and consumers around the world, Tamarack hopes to one day establish ShearBan and ENGO as household names in foot blister prevention and relief. But don’t take our word for it – order a pack for yourself. There’s nothing to lose (the product is guaranteed!) but the memory of painful foot blisters!
>>> Disclaimer: Rebecca Rushton serves as the exclusive Australasian educator and distributor for ENGO Blister Prevention Patches. Rebecca’s interest in this product resulted from her tireless search for an effective, long-lasting solution for her own nagging foot blisters.