The Blister Blog
It's difficult to get people to take blister treatment seriously. So we're starting this article with 6 blister treatment fails that show you why it's important to treat a blister on your foot properly.
Some black toenails are painless, others are extremely painful. Releasing the blood brings instant relief. You can do this quite easily and painlessly by drilling a hole in the nail with a hypodermic needle.
I like to say Gel Toe Protectors are 100x better than taping for blister. There are two reasons why. But gel toe caps & toe sleeves do have their downsides.
Mum came to visit recently. She got a deroofed blister on her toe! This was great news for me because I needed a photo of the hydrocolloid healing white bubble.
Today I want to show you a piece of blister 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.
Alison was preparing to walk the Camino in September with her husband. Being blister prone, her Camino packing list in regard to blister supplies was critical.
Blisters at the back of the heel are the most common type of heel blister. In this article, you'll learn how to implement the 5 best prevention strategies.
I love hydrocolloid blister plasters. They're perfect for getting a certain kind of blister to heal faster. But brands give bad instructions on their packaging.
Learn about the pros and cons of sticking tape over any already-formed blister. Avoid these blister taping fails to make your blister hurt less and heal faster.
Hydrocolloid dressings are brilliant at getting a certain type of blister to heal. Yet they suffer a bad reputation - undeservedly! Avoid these common mistakes.
Ever wondered should you pop a blister on your foot, or not? Find out when to pop a foot blister, how to do it, whether it hurts and what are the risks are.
What causes toenail blisters? When a pushing force is applied to the end of the toenail, it moves the nail plate and the nail bed skin backwards towards you.
This pinch callus was always going to blister. Blistered skin has lost its anchoring to deeper layers, so it's weak. With tape stuck to it, this will happen.
The Adelaide 6-day race 2018 was held at the scenic Thorndon Park. The running surface was cement, part of it paved, and the loop is 1.42km, with 10m elevation.
Is where you’ve had one before. This is valuable blister intel! Use it to take preventive action before you start your next event.
No doubt you've heard of double socks or double-layer socks. In this article we’ll answer what they are exactly, where you get them from, who uses them and why.
Interdigital blisters (blisters between toes) are really difficult to get relief from, especially pinch blisters. Prevention is the key. Here’s how to do it.
Discover the 5 ways I recommend you use to stop blisters on ball of foot before they start. Walk (and run) in comfort once more, without altering your gait.
Ever wondered about all the different socks out there. Which ones do you buy? Are they even worth it? Learn more about moisture-wicking socks, including blends.
Arch blisters are curious, in that the arch isn't a particularly weightbearing area of your foot. Learn how to prevent them, even if you wear foot orthotics.
When you've got a blood blister, you need to treat it carefully. Blood blisters are more likely to get infected compared to normal blisters, especially on feet.
Foot ulcers, calluses and blisters, they're all caused by the same thing - skin shear: the combination of high pressure, high friction levels and bone movement.
Oh the pain of a pinky toe blister when you have to keep walking (or running)! Learn the best methods of preventing blisters on the outside of your little toes.
Need to pack light but still want advanced blister treatment capabilities? The Advanced Blister Kit has the foot blister kit contents to achieve exactly that.
A good hiking blister kit needs to have enough great blister gear components to cover a lot of blister scenarios. That's where the ULTRA blister kit comes in.
There's something you don't get about skin friction. And your friction blister needs you to know this. But I bet you think friction is rubbing. It isn’t!
Learn what causes blisters under the big toe; and the two most effective ways of preventing them: ENGO blister patches and changing your biomechanics.
Friction levels are lower on DRY skin compared to MOIST skin. That's why people try to keep their feet dry. Here are 4 skin-drying strategies you can try.
Does Vaseline help blisters on your feet? What about BodyGlide, SportsShield, MooGoo or Nok? All these lubricants really reduce friction levels. But there's a catch.
Blisters on top of toes can result from clawed toes and hammer toes. Sometimes toes are perfectly able to straighten, but when you walk and run, they bend over.
There’s no doubt some shoes can cause blisters: too big; too small; worn out... But many times, it’s not your shoe's fault you're getting blisters. Here's why.
This one piece of off-the-cuff blister advice REALLY grinds my gears. What is it about these shoes that is causing my blisters? Be specific. Bet you can't!
If you’ve spent a fortune on shoes and no matter what brand or size you buy or how much they cost you still get blisters, I want you to know this. I’m the same.
Some people think foot blisters are no big deal. So I ran a little competition to find some bad blisters, like the worst blisters! Don't say I didn't warn you!
Tough skin is more resistant to blisters, but not in the way you might think. Get practical advice for adapting your skin to blister-causing forces.
Some people swear callouses keep them blister-free and build them with pride. Others get them shaved off. So do callouses prevent blisters, or make them worse?
You know the feeling. You've got a blister but there's nothing you can do about it. So you carry on. But it gets worse and when you take your shoe off...!
A hot-spot is a pre-blister state. It’s a warning your skin is stretching too much and starting to fatigue. Find out how to stop it progressing to a blister.
The blister threading technique has been around for years. You drain a blister by sewing a piece of cotton right through it and leaving the ends out, like this.
Blister prone is a thing! I've got three studies that show without a doubt, some people's feet are more prone to blisters than others. See it for yourself.
Knee pain, Achilles tendinitis, lower back pain and ankle sprains are running injuries everyone talks about. But do you know the most common injury? It’s foot blisters!
Hiking is fun! But things get less fun, quickly, when you get a foot hiking blister. More than an annoyance, here's why you need to prevent blisters hiking.
There’s one big fat fact you should not gloss over in your preparations for Oxfam Trailwalker - blisters. They're the number one reason people don’t finish.
[From Camino Adventures] Blisters are the most common injury experienced on the Camino? They put your long walk on the Camino at risk, physically and mentally.
Pack a couple of hypodermic needles in your bag in case you need to drill a hole in your nail to release the pressure of a black nail or toenail blister.
John Vonhof's 6th edition of Fixing Your Feet is now available. If you're serious about foot care in your active lifestyle, add this book to your collection.
Heel edge blisters occur around the heel’s rim. As your blister fills, pressure pushes the blister fluid upwards, to an area where there's less pressure.
Australia's 6-Day Ultramarathon in the Simpson Desert (Birdsville, Qld): Big Red Run. Read about the blisters we saw and how we dealt with them.
This article focuses on the three most common blisters we saw at Big Red Run 2016, how we managed them preventively and how we treated them.