Blisters !!

and don't talk to me about socks

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24/02/2003 at 12:47
Ok, I've tried 1000 mile (blister free), i've tried hilly mono sock, and then thorlos.... but still seem to get blisters on top of blisters around the eight mile mark !! [when doing shorter runs of around 5 miles it's usually ok] my shoes are only a few months old and have not given me problems before !!

any suggestions ? [apart from giving up running]
24/02/2003 at 13:02
I've gotten into the pre-run habit of putting surgical tape over the blister prone areas and then covering the area with vaseline. Job done !
24/02/2003 at 13:13
cheers scotty - i'll give it a try on sunday... but what if the blisters are still very much there !! and large ? do you think they do a surgical tape sock ? :)
24/02/2003 at 14:02
I've heard that Compeed is good for getting rid of blisters.
24/02/2003 at 14:11
Er...a feet transplant? I'll gladly do the operation for a large fee if you can find a donor.
24/02/2003 at 14:53
I've never tried it but a colleague of mine raves about Second Skin. It may be worth a try.
24/02/2003 at 16:13
Compeed ? can i get that at a pharmacy ?

thanks V-rap, you are all heart :) can you do a bum transplant while you're at it ?

Second skin... that sounds good...

thank you all such lovely people x
24/02/2003 at 16:16

There you go v-rap, more work for you: skin transplants !

Seriously though, Foxy you say your shoes are a few months old. But that doesn't tell us whether perhaps they have exceeded their lifespan. Time perhaps for new shoes?

Good luck.
Plum    pirate
24/02/2003 at 16:22
Foxy where abouts are the blisters on your foot, sole heel instep.
24/02/2003 at 16:25
Foxy, Boots do some wet plasters that worked a treat on my nips last week.. hydrocolloid or something.. maybe worth a try..
24/02/2003 at 16:29
V-rap be careful. You don't want that unruly mob at your castle door again, waving burning torches and destroying your laboratory.
24/02/2003 at 17:58
Hi there - lube up your feet - I used hyrdoglide but Vaseline is fine then wear 2 pairs of socks! It always works and is my magical fix for every injury!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
24/02/2003 at 18:53
Foxy .. if you know where the blisters will be
1) make sure feet are properly dry
2) apply blister plasters (compeed, school Savlon and Boots all do these!)
3) apply tape over plaster and round foot to ensure no movement!
4) for added security top with vaseline!

once you have finished the run you can cut off the tape and leave the plaster until next time as once stuck they last upto 5 days ... they come off on their own and hurt if you try to remove (you also get yucky sticky stuff on feet!)

and Nah never had that problem myself!
Honest!!

good luck!
24/02/2003 at 18:55
Shoes should still have quite a few miles in them so i'm sure it can't be them !!

the blisters appear on the balls of feet - on the inner part...

Glen... we wouldn't do that to dearest v-rap !!

Jonanthan - 2 could bear 2 pairs of socks... that would be too thick for me !! but the lube thing sounds good. so 2 pairs of socks for every injury huh ? would that also work for my sore shoulder ?
24/02/2003 at 18:57
Thanks EP - sounds like good stuff to me - will give it a try on Sunday at Salisbury (hoping it works i'll be ok for Reading... thanks)
24/02/2003 at 19:00
Too thick for Foxy...?!!!

[Wanders off grinning....]

[Twinkle...]
24/02/2003 at 19:00
Of course you will be ok for Reading...

We'll carry you if we have to.

No backing out Foxums.
24/02/2003 at 19:01
thanks MM !! watch it !!!
24/02/2003 at 19:02
I aint backing out Mr B - no way, just might be hobbling thats all but if offer of carry....
24/02/2003 at 19:05
Might be knackered myself by then.. got a heavy week!

I'll hobble with ya!
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