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 that Dr. Sadler talks about in the video, ENGO Blister Prevention Patches and ShearBan (both products of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies), create a protective barrier between footwear and human skin to prevent friction (persistent rubbing) from causing irritation, blisters, calluses and diabetic foot ulcers. The ultra low-friction patches apply directly to troublesome areas inside footwear; protecting the skin for weeks (and often longer) before wearing through the patch or peeling away from footwear.
ENGO Blister Prevention Patches are available in a variety of precut shapes and pack sizes. To find a dealer near you, visit http://www.goengo.com/store_locator.aspx
ShearBan is available in 8″x12″ sheets and precut oval patches and distributed worldwide by orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic suppliers. For more information, visit www.shearban.com