Healthy feet for runners: Treatment tips for blisters

Pair of legs running away from viewBlisters are caused by friction in the shoe. Dr. Ana Urukalo, podiatrist withThe Austin Diagnostic Clinic recommends the following treatment for blisters:

  • Spenco inserts and non-friction socks
  • Epsom salts and LUKE warm water soaks
    (2 tbsp per gallon of water. Soak for 15 min daily and cleanse the affected area with hydrogen peroxide. Dry feet especially between toes.
  • Apply topical antibiotic cream (ex. Neosporine) to affected area and cover with a dry bandage.