It’s hard to run with blisters, but a little care can help treat and prevent them. If you already have a blister, take care of it right away. All sores need to be cleaned and covered to avoid infection. Gently wash the area with soap and water, then cover with a bandage. If you can, keep the bubble or loose skin intact. A pad over the bandage with a hole where the sore is can help keep pressure off it.
When you run, wear fitted socks that wick moisture away from the feet. That will help prevent friction and rubbing. You may need insoles or orthotics to help relieve pressure points and pad frequently sore areas as well—or new shoes altogether—to avoid friction points. If your blisters are not healing, frequently reappear in the same spot, or you’re concerned one may be infected, contact the experts at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, L.L.C. Fill out the form on the website contact page or call our Medford office at (541) 776-3338 to reach us.