Blisters occur where there is excessive friction over the skin. For this reason, they are frequently called friction blisters. This differentiates them from blisters caused by heat or solar injury, infection, medications, or other medical conditions. Friction blisters generally occur on the soles and heels of the foot; however, they may also form on the palms in athletes who are active with their hands, such as rowers and gymnasts. Although more common in active populations because of the repetitive movements in athletics, all ...

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