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!

FAQ's

What is involved in an initial appointment?
What should I bring?
Do I need a referral?
Do you accept all health funds?
Is there a cancellation policy?
What is involved in an initial appointment?

Your podiatry appointment with consist of:
Listening – We listen to understand you, what activities you enjoy, how you problem presented and how it affects you.
Accurate diagnosis – We may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray, ultrasound or pathology.
Assessing & addressing the causative factors – We settle your pain & address the reason why it presented.
This allows us to develop a personalised management plan, where we can determine your goals diagnosis, timeframe & management.
We are here to help guide you along the way!

What should I bring?

Footwear – Runners, work, casual, everyday shoes. They all help us, help you.
Orthotic devices – If have or have previously worn orthosis please bring them to the appointment.
Previous Results – If you have had imaging/results, please bring them with youl.
Referral – A referral is not required to see a podiatrist. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
Clothing – We will be getting you do some walking/running as part of your assessment. Dress appropriately if possible.
Medicare card, Insurance card – Where applicable, we can process your rebates at the clinic.

Do I need a referral?

For private podiatry clients. no referral is required so you can book in straight away. If you have a workcover injury, DVA, Medicare EPC or 3rd party insurance claim then a referral is required.

Do you accept all health funds?

We have HICAPS facilities at all our clinic locations, this allows  us to be able to claim all private health insurances on the spot. Please remember to bring your card with you.

Is there a cancellation policy?

We understand that life gets hectic and doesn’t always go to plan! Our therapists are in demand though so if you are unable to make your appointment then someone else misses out too. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please inform us at least 6  hours prior as per our late notice fee policy.

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