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.
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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!
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....]

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!
24/02/2003 at 19:28
Backin out too...?!!!
Oh dear.... [Still grinning...]...
You'll be fine a stubburn cuss like yerself!! Not to mention you Sparkles mate... I'll lend ya' me crutches if you like...
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