Wilderness First Aid Q&A

Preventing and treating blisters


Q: My ankles and soles of my feet get very sore when I walk for two miles. What can I do?

Foot-related problems, particularly blisters, are one of the most common reasons people seek medical care during wilderness outings. Consequently, anyone spending time outdoors should have some “walking knowledge” (pun intended!) of foot and blister care.

Check out this video from my show on Outdoor Channel to learn more about managing blisters and preventing them in the first place!

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  1. T41 Scout says:

    always wear high socks w/ your boots

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  • Dr. Andrew C. Krakowski is the host of the boonDOCS Wilderness & Travel Medicine show on Outdoor Channel. He is the founder of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's wilderness medicine program and currently works in the field of pediatric dermatology at the Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.

    Dr. K loves the outdoors and believes that knowledge, adaptability, and experience are essential for being prepared in the wilderness.

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