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04-24-2008, 12:19 AM
Okay, I did something really stupid. I should have known better! So I am coming to you ladies because I am sure someone has an answer for me!

I wore the wrong shoes to the gym today and walked on the treadmill for 30 min. About 20 min. in, my right foot started to hurt, but I wanted to finish my first 30 min. before hitting the machines. BUT it got worse and worse and finally it was SO painful I hobbled out of the gym without finishing my workout.

I got a BIG blister on my right foot, near my bunion I guess! I went home, slapped two bandaids on it and changed my shoes (loosened them first) and tried to go back but it still hurts so badly I can barely walk. http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif

Is there something I can do to make it heal faster and to get it to stop hurting without making it worse? I don't want to miss any more days - this month has been hellishly busy and just when things have started to slow down, THIS happens!

Thanks SO much!!

04-24-2008, 05:38 AM
I'm so sorry! Those things are just awful. I don't know of anything that will help it heal faster, but you may find something to "cushion" it and make it easier to deal with. They used to make a BandAid just for blisters. It would sort of bubble up around the blister and protect it. Don't know if it's still around. There is also a product called mole skin and it' helps pad the area to keep it from getting moreirritated. If you look in your grocery store or pharmacy around the first aid/bandaging area, you should find something.

Hope that helps some! If you have to take a day or so off, don't panic. You'll get right back on track. It won't be the end of your progress! :)


04-24-2008, 06:51 AM
Jenn, thank you! I had forgotten about those bandages! And I do agree, it's not the end of my progress - it's just that I FINALLY got back on track after almost a week of not working out and feeling gross, haha! I will get some of those bandages this morning (hopefully I can get a shoe on my foot!) and be grateful I have karate, where I don't need shoes! Thanks again! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

04-24-2008, 07:34 AM
My daughter is a runner and sometimes she gets blisters too. She drains the blister and then uses a tripple antibiotic on it. As far as the soreness, I think time is the only answer.

04-25-2008, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the info. You're right, time is the only answer! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gifI say this because I am still not so smart. I slapped on more bandaids, wore the right shoes to the gym (making sure my shoe was loose around the blister) and lo and behold! I could only walk for 20 min because it hurt!

So I took Jenn's suggestion and got some blister band-aids and while it still hurt, it was MUCH better. And those suckers stay on REALLY well. Part of it started to come off (the part at the bottom of my foot) so I tried to pull the rest off and it felt like a Biore strip - the kind where you pull out blackheads - because the skin of the blister came off too. But it does feel better! Wow, who knew I could write so much about a blister? Anyway, thanks, you two!!


04-25-2008, 01:41 PM
Yes, blisters are soooooo interesting http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif

I'm glad you are better now!!

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