Treatment of friction blisters in professional baseball players

Christopher A. Dawson, Richard L. Bancells, Brian Ebel, Wilma F. Bergfeld, Edward G. McFarland

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Classifying friction blisters by stage of evolution allows for specific therapeutic intervention. "Hot spots" herald the impending formation of a fluid-filled, Stage-II blister. Aspiration of the blister is essential in order to reduce discomfort, promote healing, and protect the site from infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-65
Number of pages4
JournalAthletic Therapy Today
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2004


  • Aspirate
  • Hand
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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