Prevent blisters while hiking

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One of the most prevalent hiking-related injuries also is one of the smallest. Blisters can sideline hikers and lead to infection if allowed to fester. Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Hiking is a popular sport that takes people into the great outdoors on a regular basis. Hiking over varied terrain and up inclines and down declines is a great way to push the cardiovascular system and build up muscles in the lower body. There are many opportunities to get out on the open trails; however, there are also chances for injury if hikers are not cautious. One of the most prevalent hiking-related injuries also is one of the smallest. Blisters can sideline hikers and even lead to infection if allowed to fester. Medical News Today said that a blister is a small pocket of fluid in the upper skin layers and is a common response to injury or friction. Blisters can be filled with serum, plasma, blood or pus, depending on how and where they form. The purpose of a blister
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