Blisters can be a bane for walkers, making what’s supposed to be a fun day out into an uncomfortable slog. But the good news is that there are now lots of ways to prevent and treat them. Try out our top tips below to help maintain happy walking feet.
Try these tips:
If you do feel a blister developing, stop walking, take your boots and socks off and check your feet. The earlier you catch blisters the better. Apply some material cushioning or padding, or a plaster to the area that is rubbing.
If a blister has formed, you can either burst the blister carefully and then immediately apply a sterile dressing or you can clean the area and cover it over with a blister plaster or a dressing.
Lots of chemists and outdoor shops now sell special blister plasters which you apply over the blister providing a ‘second skin’. This not only helps provide cushioning to lessen the irritation of the blister but also help it to heal more quickly.
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