How do Runners Deal With Blisters Properly?

My journey to find a new way to become more fit and have a healthier lifestyle finally ended when I started running. Indeed, it signified the beginning of a new chapter of my life, one where I was more responsible with my health and how I took care of my body, which ultimately translated to my becoming a more responsible individual. It came after years of neglecting my entire lifestyle and I almost paid a considerable price for that. When I finally did make my decision, the state of my health was actually at a low point, and I can say with certainty that choosing to run at that point helped turn things around for me health-wise.

The enjoyment that I felt when I ran was there right from the start. Of course it was more taxing for me in the beginning, during which time I was constantly running out of breath and felt as if my lungs are about to burst. My body ache was also quite bothersome, but it did not really deter me from running almost every day, or each time my schedule permitted me. As things went on however, I came to like it all. Everything about running just seemed to appeal to me more and more as time went by. The pain, the tired feeling, and of course the exhilarated and excited emotion I had whenever I am in the midst of every run. I even got to appreciate the blisters that I had, and learned how to deal with it without being stressed about it at all.

Runners and Blisters

Running is not always a fun and enjoyable activity. I found that out long ago, just soon after I started to run regularly. Blisters are just one of those things that runners need to learn to deal with regularly, and I have gotten used to it long ago. Dealing with it has actually become something of a second nature to me, so I’m going to share what I know to those who might be wondering how do runners deal with blisters.

Blisters are actually caused by friction. This friction is usually between the foot and the sock that covers it. It can also be caused by wearing running shoes that might be too small or has been tied too tight. Prevention of blisters is easy enough when you wear a shoe that fits just right. The running shoes that you wear should be a little bigger than the usual shoes that you use everyday since the feet tends to expand when you run. Wearing the right socks also help in the prevention of blisters.

Now if you already have blisters, you obviously need to do something about it. If the blisters are already there and it’s not really painful, better to just leave it alone. It is a different thing altogether when the blister is painful, because then you need to proceed to boil a needle for about 5 to 10 minutes before you use it to pierce the blister. Carefully press the fluid out and then apply some antiseptic cream on it. After that, you need to cover it with Band Aid or moleskin to prevent the occurrence of infection.