The Art And Science Of Foot Blister Management
Foot blisters are one of the most common foot injuries in sport and everyday life. Yet their cause is largely misunderstood. On this site, you'll find lots of tips on how to match the right products and techniques to treat any blister you currently have (including blood blisters). And how to prevent them from coming back in the future. Heel, arch, forefoot or toe - which blister on foot do you need to fix?
Rebecca is a friend and podiatrist from Australia. I admire her work regarding blister formation and prevention. I follow her website and whatever she writes.
Fixing Your Feet
This woman is the blister guru of the modern world! She has saved my feet many times over. Nearly everything I know about blister prevention I learnt from Rebecca...and everything else I thought I knew, I ran by her to check I was right.
Tamyka from QLD
In 30 years of bushwalking in Tasmania I have never completed a walk of any distance without some kind of heel blister. On this trip I survived 6 days and 70 kilometres of walking carrying a 25 kilo pack without ANY blister of ANY kind.
Marcus from Tasmania
For runners, you have nailed a number of key points that lead to frustration and I have only discovered all of this after years of trial and error.
Dr Martin Fryer
Your online material worked wonders for me. Some of the walkers on the Camino with us had sought 'professional' help in preparation and found that the guidance and advice was lacking. One woman had spent about $400 on boots and suffered really badly. She had no idea about blisters and how they happen. In fact most of our group had no idea, they were just hoping it would not happen to them! All I can say is thank you!
Luke from Canberra
I really wanted you to know that I’m not exaggerating when I say this has literally changed my life. For the first time in so long I can regularly walk again - the only soreness I get on walks now is the muscles in my legs. I’ve never been so happy to feel pain!
Lisa from Perth
I stood, and could noticeably tell the difference immediately. I could walk! I decided to shuffle around for one lap to test it out. By the back straight I was unable to feel any discomfort in the area and had returned to a full run.
Matt from Adelaide
Your customer service is excellent! You’ve kept me informed the whole way. If anything, you deserve praise for providing such excellent service that is so rare nowadays. Thank you ever so much for being such a pleasure to deal with!
Marina from NSW
I’ve struggled with blisters while bushwalking in my heavy full grain leather boots for years - especially Tassie walking, as it means my feet are constantly wet from rain and mud for a week or more. I’d tried pretty much all fixes, but nothing worked properly except your patches - I did the Dusky Track in NZ recently, 8 days and very wet & muddy. Normally my feet would have been a bloody mess by the first day, but with patches I had no issues. Thanks again.
Hugh from Hobart
Rebecca has completely changed my understanding of running blister causes.
I’m now getting enjoyment out of my running shoes - I no longer fear them! Thanks for your great product and excellent customer service.
Garry from Queensland
I’m training for the Melbourne marathon and the Engos are essential piece of kit for me. I used them before when I lived in England and they saved me from giving up running. They are the best piece of kit I own as it doesn’t matter how much I spend on runners or socks I still end up with blisters and calluses but these little blue stickers save the day.
Lisa from Melbourne
You’re in the right place! Foot blister prevention and treatment is what we specialise in. Better than basic home treatments for blisters, learn advanced techniques and blister products like hydrocolloid blister plasters, the Two-Patch Technique and the Heel-Lock.
Why? The biggest advantage to treating blisters on feet properly is less pain, faster healing, no infection and your skin returns back to full strength sooner.
How Long Does It Take For A Blister To Heal Fully? If you treat it right, your blister will start feeling better immediately and start looking better in a few days to a week. But it will take up to 6 weeks for the last signs of skin damage to disappear. I’d know - I kept a photographic timeline the last time I had blisters on the bottom of my feet where the skin is very thick. Six weeks is how long it takes for the damaged skin to move its way to the surface to finally shed as dead skin cells. Blisters on toes may not take that long. And please keep in mind, diabetic blisters on feet may take longer to heal, so consult your doctor or podiatrist if your blister healing seems to be taking longer than you expected.
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