Proper Socks Help Minimize Blister Formation: MD Podiatrist

Dan Michaels, DPM, a board-certified podiatrist based with the Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC confirms, "Cotton socks can be a primary cause of blisters because of how they handle the moisture." "Although the cotton can absorb moisture, it leaves it in close contact with the foot, making the foot more vulnerable to blister development."

 

Any non-cotton material that claims to "wick away" sweat will do the trick, says Dr. Michaels. "Socks with wicking capabilities move the moisture away from the skin and decrease the chances of blister formation. These materials include Cool Max, polyester, wool, nylon, and other proprietary materials specifically designed to minimize blister formation," he explains. 

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The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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