In a love-hate relationship with your new shoes? Special blister bandages may help keep the peace, and keep feet problems at bay. New York City podiatrist Johanna Youner, DPM, recommends drugstore brands like Pedifix or Spenco, which are a little more expensive than regular bandages ($6 to $8 a box compared with $3 to $4).
|Dr. Johanna Youner
The squishy liquid-filled bandages condition the skin and create a barrier to minimize blister-causing friction. Place them on problem spots, like where sandal straps rub, to prevent sores—or cover and protect an existing blister. “They’re discreet enough to wear even with flip-flops,” says Dr. Youner.
Source: Alyssa Jung, Reader's Digest [12/21/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.