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Just last week, South Korean tennis professional, Hyeon Chung, was forced to retire in a heartbreaking loss against Roger Federer at last week’s Australian Open. If you follow professional tennis, you’ve probably noticed a rise in the number of tournament-ending losses due to excruciating foot blisters that some of the world’s top tennis players have […]

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Minneapolis, MN USA – January 13, 2016) Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. is delighted to announce a new wholesale distribution agreement for the company’s ENGO® Blister Prevention Patch product line with Global Hydration Water Treatment Systems, Inc. (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada). Starting January 2016, Global Hydration will begin distributing ENGO® Blister […]

Recommended reading for nurse, therapists, physicians, orthotists, prosthetists, and individuals who rely on assistive technology for daily activity. Skin Health: Prevention and Treatment of Skin Breakdown Written by Janet Dean, MS, RN, CRRN, CRNP. The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland. Published on the Transverse Myelitis Association website, Janet Dean’s […]

ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches are most commonly used to prevent and relieve troublesome hot spots and blisters  in athletic, casual and dress footwear.   However, one commonly overlooked application for these slick blue “blister stickers” is to patch areas within fabric-lined footwear (running, hiking and other sports shoes, most commonly) to extend the footwear’s useful life […]

We occasionally receive feedback from customers about our products, and always welcome any concerns, suggestions or success stories. This testimonial comes from a couple of satisfied ENGO Blister Prevention Patch customers across the pond in the U.K. “We are regular long distance walkers and walk on average around 1500 miles each year. We have both […]

Fashion-conscious blogger and business professional, Janice, recently posted a review of our ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches on her Urban Amazon Warrior blog. The site features a “Comprehensive Guide to Shoe Insoles, Inserts and Blister Prevention“, where Janice is testing popular and novel products that keep painful rubbing and foot blisters away. The most recent addition […]

If you’re looking for a simple explanation of why foot blisters occur as well as how to treat blisters and prevent future occurrences, here is a helpful video. Sports podiatrist, Ian Sadler, explains the cause of foot blisters and a few preventive options to consider: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znIPwpviloQ&w=560&h=349]   Similar to the dual layer sock concept […]

Last night my men’s recreational softball team played back-to-back games in blistering 95 degree weather, totaling about 2.5 hours of running around; all while wearing cleats. Although I haven’t experienced blisters with these cleats before, the intense heat and moisture build-up inside my footwear caused a much different experience this time. Although I didn’t have […]

Runners Gear Review, a website that touts “running gear reviews by runners, for runners”, recently reviewed our ENGO® blister relief product in a competitive comparison that they coined the “Blister Prevention Showdown”. A combination of factors, including price, sweat resistance, ability to help heal existing blisters and duration of effectiveness, led Runners Gear Review to […]

For optimal results, particularly when applying ENGO Blister Relief Patches or ShearBan to hiking boots, hockey skates, military boots, or any shoe linings that are difficult to adhere to, apply a little heat to the patch surface after it’s applied to the shoe or insole. The pressure sensitive adhesive softens with heat (we recommend a […]