Taping feet to prevent blisters on runs may require nuance

November 7, 2014 7:57 PM

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Taping feet to prevent blisters on runs may require nuance

While the runners reported blisters on their taped feet, the vast majority said they’d used the product again. The high level of satisfaction suggests the tape may work despite the study’s findings, the lead author said.

“We had anecdotally seen that paper tape worked on ultramarathon runners in deserts around the world while providing medical care, so we set out to prove it using rigorous scientific method,” Dr. Grant Lipman told Reuters Health in an email.

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