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Blisters

Discussion in 'Common Training Injuries' started by M1MA77, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. M1MA77

    M1MA77 New Member

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    anyone got some tips/tricks to prevent blisters, or what to do when you get them. Is it better to pop them or leave them?
     
  2. Illustrious

    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

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    Leave them if possible as the skin is a barrier against infection.

    Granuflex is your best friend for blisters, but prevention is always better than cure. Learn your hot spots and address them before they develop.
     
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  3. Johnny_Anonie

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    I recall in my own training a RCMT from 1 PARA used to call foot inspections in the med centre. He threw show parades and various other punishments about left right and centre for poor footcare/hygiene.

    But yes- as stated above use tape on blister-prone parts of your trotters(ie heels, inside arch) before tabbing... sorry yomping.

    Other top tips include applying a smear of vaseline on to the heels to minimise friction. Wearing thin liner socks under your thick issue socks. Enjoy.
     
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  5. Illustrious

    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

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    You watch your mouth round here!
     
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