Blister Management

Don’t let Blisters take the fun out of being on your feet and active!

Blisters can be debilitating and take the fun out of being on your feet and active. Fortunately, our Podiatrists also have solutions for blisters. Take time to read our tips below and on our blog, also watch the videos for tips to make painful blisters a problem of the past.

Otherwise, book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists and we can help to manage your blisters.

Five tips to keep your feet strong, healthy and prevent blisters!

Footwear

Get your shoes properly fitted by a technical store who knows walking and running shoes! If you have pressure areas you can adjust the lacing in your shoes to help offload the pressure.

Shoe lacing

There are lacing techniques such as “heel lock” and “lace lock” that can help to offload pressure or reduce friction. See what works for you depending on your “hot spot”.

Taping/Strapping

Use training walks to identify “hot spots” or high areas of pressure/friction Use a combination of breathable tape (Mefix, Fixamul, Hypafix) and rigid sports tape to reinforce the skin. Practice makes perfect, so give it a go before your longer walks/runs.

Get awesome socks & change them frequently!

Technical socks (eg. Experia, Thorlo) are the best at keeping your skin dry & strong! Make sure your socks fit well & feel good with your shoes. Ideally change socks every 8-10 km to keep your skin healthy & strong. Avoid cotton socks.

Blister products

Some blister products work for specific “hot spots”. Be sure to use them in training. Engo anti-friction patches (engo.com.au) and silicone toe sleeves (chemist) are our favourites.

If your blisters persist make sure to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists and we can help to manage your blisters effectively!

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