- Lie with feet elevated at rest points
- If time permits, massage the feet, apply powder, change to dry socks and treat blisters.
- Relief from swelling feet can be obtained by slight loosening of the bootlaces where they cross the arch.
- EARLY ATTENTION IS ESSENTIAL! As soon as any discomfort is felt, take corrective action.
- Wash and dry feet
- Treat blisters, abrasions, corns, and calluses if they have occurred
- If red, swollen, or tender skin develops along the edges of the foot, the foot requires aeration, elevation, rest, and as a rule, wider footwear
Foot Marches, FM 21-18
Wilderness Medicine, Pg 143
Special Ops Handbook, June 2001, Pgs. 5-6 through 5-7
REV: May 2009
Care of the Feet Review
1. Describe the appropriate treatment for large blisters.
2. Describe the difference between a corn and a callus.