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
Publication statusPublished - May 2004



  • Aspirate
  • Hand
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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Dawson, C. A., Bancells, R. L., Ebel, B., Bergfeld, W. F., & McFarland, E. G. (2004). Treatment of friction blisters in professional baseball players. Athletic Therapy Today, 9(3), 62-65.