The Hydrocolloid White Gel Bubble - What Does It Look Like?

The Hydrocolloid White Gel Bubble - What Does It Look Like?

My mother came to visit last month. She bought a new pair of shoes on her last day, wore them all day, walked all around town and guess what happened.

Blister! She got a blister on her big toe that deroofed.

Bad news for mum. But as it turned out, good news for me. Because I needed to photograph how a blister heals with a hydrocolloid plaster.

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Does Faster Rubbing (& More Heat) Cause More Blisters?

Does Faster Rubbing (& More Heat) Cause More Blisters?

Hey it's Rebecca here with this week's 60 second blister tip…

Today I want to show you a piece of research that was done all the way back in 1955 by a guy called Naylor. It was one of the first pieces of blister research done.

He was testing the hypothesis that increased rubbing speed caused more blisters. So he increased the rubbing speed by 50% (he was causing experimental blisters on a group of military recruits) and he found that there was *no* increase in blister formation.

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Camino Packing List: What Makes It Into Your Blister Kit?

Camino Packing List: What Makes It Into Your Blister Kit?

Alison’s Camino de Santiago Blister Experience

We walked 800km (in 42 days) across Spain with very few problems. I experienced pinch blisters on both little toes, which I was prepared for and expecting, given my training hikes. On the 5th day, they became unbearable - they were filled with fluid which would drain away each night by the morning, but by the 5th day, Cam used a sterile scalpel to pop them, which was a great decision. We even watched your YouTube video twice before attempting this.

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Gel Toe Protectors For Preventing Toe Blisters

Gel Toe Protectors For Preventing Toe Blisters

Hey, it's Rebecca here with this week's 60 second blister tip.

Today I want to show you why I love silicone gel so much for blister prevention.

First of all, we've got toe caps that are closed in at the end, and we've got toe sleeves that are open on both ends.

Now, the reason I love this material is there's so much give in it.

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How To Prevent The Most Common Heel Blister

How To Prevent The Most Common Heel Blister

I don’t think I’m over-stating it when I say, when you’ve got a blister on the back of your heel, life is no fun!

Posterior heel blisters are more common in walking and hiking compared to running and can be just plain debilitating.

This email from Marcus (several years ago now) describes it perfectly…

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When Should You Pop A Foot Blister [And How To Do It Painlessly]

When Should You Pop A Foot Blister [And How To Do It Painlessly]

Do a quick scan of the internet and you’ll find about 50% against and 50% for popping. And some recognise there's a place for both interventions.

What's missing is the practical information you need to decide whether your blister needs to be lanced or left alone. If this was your blister, would you pop it?

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Adelaide 6 Day Ultramarathon 2018 - The Blister Perspective

Adelaide 6 Day Ultramarathon 2018 - The Blister Perspective

Track

The running surface is cement and the loop is 1.4255km, with 10m elevation per lap. A beautiful track that is shaded in parts but one that by all accounts is tough on the feet and rest of the body.

Winning 6 Day Distances

  • Darren Linney 800.959km

  • Anabelle Hepworth 742.803

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