New research takes time to trickle into general knowledge. But in the case of blisters, great blister research started in 1955. So why the delay?
I bet you've heard that what causes foot blisters is heat, moisture and friction. But this is a gross over-simplification. Here's what you need to know.
Preventing blisters can seem hit and miss at times. It shouldn't be. Every blister prevention strategy works in one of five ways.
Curious why you've got a blister on one foot only, and not the other. It would actually be weird to get blisters symmetrically on both feet. Here's why.
Ever wondered if you’re more likely to get blisters because of your weight or gender. Here's what research tells us about risk factors for foot blisters.
Foot ulcers, calluses and blisters, are all caused by the same thing - repetitive skin shear. That is, high pressure and friction levels and bone movement.
Blister prone is a thing! I've got three studies that show without a doubt, some people's feet are more prone to blisters than others. See it for yourself.
Friction is unmistakably part of what causes foot blisters. This is bad friction. However, there is good friction. In fact, it's vital to the way we walk.
It's a popular belief that foot blisters are a type of burn blister. It sounds feasible. Rubbing two sticks together generates enough heat to start a fire!
When it comes to friction blisters on the feet, is rubbing the problem? The solution? Or both? Let me explain the rubbing paradox.