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Blister management

Bravo

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I am geting blisters on my heels from my new shoes. Ideally, I want to toughen this skin so it does not reoccur.

Anybody got any ideas on this? I guess I can always tape over my heels but I guess a good old callus would be the best solution....
 

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I can't speak for your feet, but i usually get blisters at the beginning of eash season. It's just the combo of sweat and walking more than I am used to. :)

Anyways, I usually let the first ones break. Or, I should say, I put a bandage over them (which I usually keep in my bag for such occurances) and keep playing. By the time I get back out to the course, the blisters are gone and started to harden up.

I don't think there's much magic in my madness, but everyone is different. I have a higher pain tolerance then most, so it doesn't bother me to play while i'm bleeding or the like.

I once got stung twice by wasps in one round, two different holes. How can a guy get that lucky?

R35
 

Loop

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I use softjoy... Very comfy shoes, no blisters out of the box.
And well, you can always put some bandaid stitch on the heel, that way there won't be any friction with the skin and the shoe.
 

DaveE

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I use Footjoys and a golf cart. Unbeatable combination. ;)
 

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Ah Dave, you always find the soft lining of a situation.

Well done. :)

R35
 
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Great suggestions guys, but I need something beyond this....

My brother and I were born with bone spurs on our heels. He had his removed when he was 19 and he complained about the pain of the surgery and recovery for weeks. So I chickened out.

Since then, I have been very very careful about what shoes I buy - especially golf shoes.

I have been happy with the FJ Contour series of shoes. They are reasonably priced and last a long time. I have one pair with about 40 rounds on them and they are still going strong (although I have replaced the spikes).

I am still planning on going to Scotland, despite the fact that we have business problems. It is only 90 days away.

I estimate that we will walk about 45 miles in a six day span. Therefore, foot and blister problems must be eliminated.

I figure that I am going to tape my heels each morning like Loop suggested. I just wish there was some sort of "athletic trainer secret" I could use to toughen up my skin....
 

DaveE

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You know my age so this goes back a long, long way.

Back when I was a competitive runner we taped our heels until our shoes were broken in. We didn't use regular tape though and I just can't remember the stupid name. It was ______ skin, I think.

I would try a large pharmacy or running specialty store if you have one in Birmingham. What I remember about the material was that is was skin color, stretchy and was breathable. It also stuck very well so you could have it on all day, no problem.

Both of my daughters ran track so I'll talk to them later and ask if they remember what their trainer did.
 
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Bravo

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Thanks...

That is a very practical suggestion...I will try a pharmacy or running store.

I just knew you were good for something... :p
 
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That'd be moleskin, Dave. ;)

Dr. Scholls makes it, Bravo.

Thanks...I am going to RiteAid today to pick up prescriptions and will look for it. I have heard of this...
 

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I had been going to say moleskin - it works great, and if you have an actual blister, you can actually cut out a small "circle" in the middle of the piece of moleskin so that you get a level area around the blister so that it doesn't get further aggravated. I used to do this regularly when refereeing soccer tournaments.
 

bdcrowe

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Moleskin rules! Or you could try QQs secret of squirrel skin.

Seriously tho, moleskin is the ticket.
 

IrishGolfer

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I kid you not, if those blisters are bad, stand in a bucket of urine.

What say you oh Spanked One? I know you will verify this "old wives" tale remedy. I'm telling you guys, piss has it's uses. Full of antiseptic properties, a plentiful supply and fresh as babies milk.
 

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