The Ultra Blister Kit - Perfect For Multiday Hikes, Treks & Ultramarathon

The Ultra Blister Kit - Perfect For Multiday Hikes, Treks & Ultramarathon

For the ultramarathon runner and multiday hiker

A decent blister kit needs to cover a lot of blister scenarios. And it needs to have enough of everything without having too much. It's a fine line between preparing for the worst case scenario, and packing too light - only to run out of something at the most inconvenient moment. After providing foot care at several 6-Day ultras ...

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Foot Blister Treatment 101: How To Treat Your Foot Blister To Heal It Fast

Foot Blister Treatment 101: How To Treat Your Foot Blister To Heal It Fast

It's easy, but not as easy as preventing them in the first place

Successful blister treatment all boils down to the integrity of the blister roof.

The blister roof will either be intact, torn or deroofed. And whether you use an island dressing or a hydrocolloid depends on this.

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Foot Blisters In Tennis: More Grand Slam Blister Carnage [Updated]

Foot Blisters In Tennis: More Grand Slam Blister Carnage [Updated]

UPDATE: More grand slam blister carnage

In competitive sport, it’s a shame when injury decides the outcome of a tournament. And when that injury is a foot blister, it’s even harder to accept.

Andy Murray suggests his foot blister was not an issue in his defeat by Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2013 Australian Open last night, but anyone who saw the footage of the on-court medical time out might find that difficult to believe.

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5 Ways To Beat Blisters On The Tops Of Your Toes?

5 Ways To Beat Blisters On The Tops Of Your Toes?

Let's examine cause and prevention

Clawed toes and hammer toes make the toe joints sit up higher and are hence more susceptible to blisters. This can be a structural thing - the toes are fixed in this position. Or it can be a functional thing - the toes are perfectly able to straighten, but when you walk and run, they bend over.

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Could You Be Focusing On The Wrong Cause Of Your Foot Blisters?

Could You Be Focusing On The Wrong Cause Of Your Foot Blisters?

Could this be the reason:

  • You’ve only ever had patchy success in the past (or perhaps no success at all)

  • You don’t know how to tell good advice from bad

  • So you keep choosing the wrong strategies for your blisters

  • And wasting money on products that were never going to work

  • (But you keep buying new shoes, only to keep getting blisters)

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Foot Blisters & The Role Of Footwear - I’m Going To Burst A Little Bubble

Foot Blisters & The Role Of Footwear - I’m Going To Burst A Little Bubble

There’s no doubt that some shoes might be causing blisters because they are too big or too small or worn out in a certain area or whatever.

But I believe many times, it’s not the shoe’s fault you’re getting blisters.

I saw a chap a while ago - he drove 7 hours to consult with me! He does big walks to raise money for charity...

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“Got Blisters? You’ve Got The Wrong Shoes.”

“Got Blisters? You’ve Got The Wrong Shoes.”

Really?

This one piece of off-the-cuff advice REALLY grinds my gears. Because these people haven't even looked at your shoes. Or your feet. Or where your blister is.

It's useless advice (on its own).

If you get this advice from someone, ask them “What is it about these shoes that’s causing my blisters?” Ask them to be specific. Are they:

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I Want To Clear Something Up About Footwear And Blisters

I Want To Clear Something Up About Footwear And Blisters

Perfectly fitting shoes alone does not guarantee you won’t get blisters.

I’d know! I’ve had superbly fitting shoes and I still got blisters.

But shoe-fit is one of the most basic prevention strategies there is and you have to get this right (or as close as possible to it) to make things easy for yourself!

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A Hot-Spot Is A Pre-Blister State - Think Of It As Your Small Window Of Opportunity

A Hot-Spot Is A Pre-Blister State - Think Of It As Your Small Window Of Opportunity

Preventing blisters is all about building a blister plan and putting it into action.

In its most successful form, you'll avoid any hint of a blister. 

However, if you're a bit lax on blister prevention, or if something unexpected happens, there's one last chance you have to prevent a blister from developing. It's called a hot-spot!

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