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What can cause a blister on my hand if I play tennis?

Blisters on the hand are caused by friction between a piece of sporting equipment and the skin. The deeper layer of skin becomes damaged, while the surface layer remains intact. A liquid-filled pocket then forms as the body sends fluid to the site of injury.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Indiana University Athletic Training Education Program)

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