Blisters

Benefits of Wide Toe Boxes for Hiking

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


Dr. Robyn and I were reminded on a recent hike of the importance of wide toe box shoes and natural toe splay for foot comfort and injury prevention. The combination of 
Correct Toes toe spacers and men's and women's wide toe box shoes is extremely helpful in preventing the foot and knee pain that plagues so many trekkers, especially on long descents, and it saved us from considerable... Read more

Blisters

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Foot blisters are a common health problem that affect most people at some point during their lives. This problem is usually caused by friction from shoes or clothing rubbing repeatedly against the skin, causing friction burns. Friction blisters occur when the outer layer of skin separates from the inner layer of skin and the space between these layers fills with lymph fluid. Friction blisters can cause...
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How to Prevent Blisters

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


Dr. Ray notes that one of the key strategies for preventing blisters on long runs is to adopt footwear that's shaped like the natural human foot. Other helpful natural approaches include using a wicking sock (such as Injinji toe socks), keeping the inside environment of your footwear dry (by using Dr. Swaim's Medicated Body & Foot Powder), and wearing Correct Toes to help occupy...
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