Foot blisters giving you problems?
have all heard that prevention is better than cure, and in the case of blisters
this is definitely true.
What are the best ways to help us prevent
1. Get your walking boots properly fitted.
good walking, hiking and camping shop should have the ability to measure your
feet for you. This will ensure that you get the right size and avoid any
anterior or posterior slip in the boot or shoe.
tip is to take a pair of
hiking socks with you when you get new boots or shoes.
Wear two pairs of socks.
theory behind the two-sock method is that the thin inner liner sock moves with
your foot and the outer hiking sock moves with the boot itself. This helps
prevent the friction between the main hiking sock and your foot.
tip is to ensure that
your base layer sock is thin and fits very well.
Wear your walking boots in.
you have purchased your new pair of hiking boots or shoes, you need to allow
some time to brake them in, the key to doing this is little and often. Doing
3-4kms a few times a week is the key, in preparation for a longer hike. Once
your new boots or shoes have become more flexible and warn in a bit, you can
start to increase the mileage.
some blister plasters and some good zinc oxide tape from your local physio.
you have worn your new boots or shoes in a bit, it’s time to increase the
distance. A good tip is to have tape and blister plasters handy. If you find
after a few kms that you have a rubbing area on your feet, stop and apply the
blister plasters, cover the blister plaster with a layer of zinc oxide tape
ensuring that the tape has a good hold on the surrounding skin but does not
encompass the foot.
tape or plasters are used on the feet it is important that one does not
encompass the foot ore toes for example do not wrap the plaster or tape around
the toe or foot as this my restrict the blood flow to the area and cause tissue
death due to lack of blood flow. In extreme cold temperatures blood flow
restriction may lead to a rapid frostbite onset and amputation.
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