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  1. utopia

    utopia ingenue

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    I need some advice and I'm trying to think of how to word this so that it makes sense. hopefully it won't gross anyone out either, but I'm quite desperate really.

    I develop blisters on my heels/ankles after wearing basically any type of shoe other than my trainers or flip-flops. I can't wear cute shoes at all anymore, even after I've broken them in - they tear up my heels too much. I've tried putting plasters/band-aids on my heels (before the blisters even form), but after 5 minutes of walking, they rub off and I get blisters anyway. the cycle is vicious - once I have the blisters, I am forced to wear 'comfy' shoes until they've healed up.

    the problem has gotten so bad that I can't wear anything but trainers or flip-flops for everyday. I have a huge collection of shoes and it's really depressing to not be able to wear any of them simply because I can't risk the damage to the skin on my heels.

    can anyone offer any advice?
     
  2. Artemis

    Artemis New Member

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    ouch :doh: well i've never gotten blisters from wearing heels but i get a TON from dancing in the toe and heel area. here's what i usually do:

    1. Pop. Puncture the blister on the edge, never the middle, with a sharp sterilized needle. Gently squeeze and and wipe away any fluids.

    2. Disinfect. Clean the area with a cottonball of hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol. (always keep the blister clean)

    3. Dry. Let the blister dry out. Put a Band-Aid over it to keep it clean.

    when wearing shoes i usually put a good quality band-aid or a piece of second skin on it to cushion the blister. cornpads secured with some medical tape also work really well. when i'm dancing these usually fall of so instead i wrap up the affected area with protective foam wrap. i'm not exactly sure what it's called but people use it under ace wraps to cushion or hold bandages in place.

    How to Wrap

    i know how painful walking around with blisters is :cry: so i hope that helps :flower:
     
  3. Hanne

    Hanne Storm & Sommer

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    I suffer from blisters too, especially in the summer months.
    Scholl has some blister pads that work brilliantly. They wont come of easily..if you make sure your skin is dry and I've found that they also take away the pain..so you can still wear the blister-causing shoe. :flower:
     
  4. Luna

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    Band Aid brand makes a very cool bandaid now to completely cover your heel to prevent blisters like what you're talkin about.. Check them out at the pharmacy. [​IMG]
     
  5. lizzyb831

    lizzyb831 New Member

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    I SO feel your pain! I think my feet hate me because I can't wear anything besides my Reef flip flops, tennis shoes, or my Uggs. I get blisters in the back of my heel like you, but also on the balls of my feet. It's like my feet will slip a little while I walk and form a blister on the balls of my feet. It SUCKS cause I can't walk. I also get blisters on my toes from strappy sandals. And when I wear high heeled shoes, the balls of my feet hurt from the pressure put on them because it's so rare for me to wear high heels so my feet aren't used to it.

    There are some blister band aids that are thick and kind of gel like. Those are what I use when I have blisters on my heel. I don't work, so I'm lucky to not have to walk around all the time.
     
  6. strawberry daiquiri

    strawberry daiquiri seagreen serenades

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    I'm the same, and yet strangely proud of my collection of scars. B)
     
  7. Dr'sWife

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    ok I totally have the way to avoid them-

    There are these little sheets by Dr Scholls. They are the best invention on the planet. :P
    They are sticky on one side- you peel the back of them- and they last forever! Well for at least a day and a half.
    They are called Moleskin (wierd name huh) but they are way better than band aids- they dont come off as easily with sweat and they are flesh toned. you peel them off of the package- like stickers- and you place them in the area you need them (remove lotion or dirt or anything else that would not allow for a good stick). They will stay put and you will have some serious cushion for you shoes.
    They BEST part is that they come in a small sheet- which you can cut them into dif shapes and sizes for where ever you need them!
    I love them!

    Get them immediately you will love them!
     
  8. oceanharlot

    oceanharlot stories everywhere

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    this happens to me too!

    I just put up with it and dance until my feet bleed. literally. right now I have a giant cut on my 2nd smallest toe, blisters on both my pinky toes and scars all over.
     
  9. vintage_princess

    vintage_princess Adorable illusion

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    I get that as well...the things we do for heels eh?

    I just do what you said, I wear cushioned band aids for new shoes that I think will give me blisters..so it doesnt rub on the back of my heel.

    I've had so many cuts and blisters I cant even count.
     
  10. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i use the moleskin...but i stick it on the shoes in the rough areas... not on my feet... :unsure:

    anyway...blisters are usually the result of a shoe being too big...so maybe you need thicker sox :flower:
     
  11. Meg

    Meg inspired contemplation

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    I'm glad we have this topic. I also get blisters hard core the back of my heel and also on top of my toes and my poor baby toe. I got the worst blister yesterday and now need something to protect it. So if I put mole skin on the back of my shoe and put a bandaid over the blister should I be fine?
     
  12. tealady

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    Probably, Meg. But really keep that blister clean and dry. The last thing you want is an infection. :doh:

    For prevention, get Bodyglide. It works like a dream! :flower:



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  13. Meg

    Meg inspired contemplation

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    thanks for the rec tealady. I bought the dr.scholls thing and my one blister is supremely bad. whathappens with the dr.scholls is that it has a gel thing on it and when liquid comes in contact it puffs up to protect the blister (ie. the blister had fluid and causes the gel to puff up) but my one blister is so bad that i have to change the blister thing every few hours because there is so much fluid that the gel gets all weird meanwhile i had another one on my other heel that had the gel thing on for over a day. anyway i'm not wearing the shoes today so hopefully my heel will recoop.
     
  14. young_princess

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    how do u prevent getting blisters/wounds when wearing pumps/flats???

    i looove wearing pumps n flats but i always end up with blisters on my ankles which eventually lead to wounds..which scar! :angry: i've tried everything..band-aid, expensive shoes...i dont know what to do..my ankles now look like there's a map drawn to it...i know alot here like to wear pumps n flats as well..so how do u prevent this from happening? it's really irritating n painful but i love those kinds of shoes too much to give them up..plllssss helppp.. :cry:
     
  15. budsy88

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    maybe your shoes don't fit properly or they might b too narrow? i used to have the same problem with the flats which i wore, but after wearing them for a while and getting blisters and wounds on the back of my foot they started to soften. you could try buying shoes that are made out of soft leather too i have a pair of soft leather flats and they are extremely comfy.:wink:
     
  16. oulala

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    I feel your pain. I have ugly red scars on the backs of my ankles from these problems. Doesn't seem like a lot of people have this problem though. I'd love to read some suggestions as well...
     
  17. Hanne

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    young_princess in the future kindly do a search before starting a thread.
    There are two blister threads on tFS - this one which your thread was merged into and another in shoes, shoes, shoes. :flower:
     
  18. young_princess

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    hanne: sorry...

    anyway tealady: where can u get bodyglide? thanks!
     
  19. trepidationdream

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    -- Foot blisters?

    ** Warning, I apologize in advance for the 'gross' aspects of this post **

    I was walking all day in the city last week in a pair of flats, and I came home to multiple foot blisters. It's been a few days, and all the blisters have "dried up" (meaning there are no more bubbles), but in the areas where some of the blisters were, the skin is slightly darker than the rest of my skin. I didn't pop any of the blisters, so all the fluid that was once there was reabsorbed back, but some of the skin areas are darker, and I don't understand why. Some of the blisters have gone away with no 'discolorations,' so I don't get the deal here. If I just leave this alone, will it go away in a few days? The weather's been gorgeous out, and I would love to be able to wear flip-flops and all again, but I can't due to this. :(
     
  20. Hanne

    Hanne Storm & Sommer

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    trepidationdream please remember to do a search before making a new thread :flower:
     

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