A blister on your foot is not severe but never pleasant. Blisters are common when practising a sporting activity. They frequently occur due to the repeated friction and intensity of movements of the foot against the shoe or between the toes, which rub against each other then cause heating and can lead to trauma, such as blisters.
How to avoid getting blisters?
It is essential to have good shoes and suitable equipment. Any elements of comfort adapted to your feet will be a plus, such as:
—well-fitted shoes adapted to the size and shape of your foot (such as the width and length). Avoid wearing new shoes that you have not worn before for long and intense sports sessions.
—appropriate socks for your feet type and the sport you practise. While practising your sport, opt for protective socks with linings and flat seams to avoid chafing and blisters.
—insoles that will bring comfort, support, and stability. They act as stabilisers and keep the foot in the shoe, avoiding over support and distributing overpressure, thus reducing the feeling of heat and, therefore, blisters. Comfort guaranteed!
—anti-blister protections before practising sports that will prevent the formation of blisters on your feet.
If you often get blisters on your shins when skiing, you can also use shin protection, which prevents and relieve pain related to pressure, heat, blisters, and burns in the shin support areas when wearing ski or snowboarding boots.
How to treat a blister?
Whenever a blister is formed, it is advisable to leave the skin on the blister. However, gently pierce the blister with a disinfected needle if it is painful and in a bad spot. It is also important to apply an antiseptic and drying product. Finally, protect the blister with a suitable dressing.
We are not all equal when it comes to blister formation; some skin types are much more sensitive to friction than others. So, more than ever, be prepared for blisters with the right equipment and products.