Pretty bad blisters 10 days before RT

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I took my boots with me to wear in on a lake distract trip. Needless to say it took its toll on my feet, and I've got a nasty blister on each heel from the boots rubbing.

It feels like they aren't getting any closer to healing because everytime I have to go somewhere with shoes on they keep getting caught again.

It's really frustrating because I want to be running and training but they stop me. What can I do to ensure they are healed for the 30th?
 

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I took my boots with me to wear in on a lake distract trip. Needless to say it took its toll on my feet, and I've got a nasty blister on each heel from the boots rubbing.

It feels like they aren't getting any closer to healing because everytime I have to go somewhere with shoes on they keep getting caught again.

It's really frustrating because I want to be running and training but they stop me. What can I do to ensure they are healed for the 30th?

Have you tried Zinc Oxide?

Also, you might *text deleted* look at Compeed, got some today for when I go to PRMC, it's a gel layer you put over to stop the pain and help them heal. You can get it in boots.
 

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Today I got some Zinc Oxide tape but it isn't much use now, but more-so for preventing blisters.

I got some special pads from one of the physio-therapists at my college too. I'm not sure what they are but they are blue and have a kind of jelly on them. I've stuck some on just now but I don't know if they will heal faster with them on or by just leaving them with nothing on them to breathe?
 

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problem with compeed et al is they slow down healing ask ste preece for exact details (he mentioned it on a thread called blisters started by 0.01%) but there's this spray you can get that hurts like a mother b*tch but will harden the blistered skin up in a matter of days, or try surgical spirit. but don't keep them covered up in plasters etc
Edit:Zinc oxide helps healing *text deleted*
 

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problem with compeed et al is they slow down healing ask ste preece for exact details (he mentioned it on a thread called blisters started by 0.01%) but there's this spray you can get that hurts like a mother b*tch but will harden the blistered skin up in a matter of days, or try surgical spirit. but don't keep them covered up in plasters etc
Edit:Zinc oxide helps healing *text deleted*

Will the Zinc Oxide tape help recovery?

These gel pads I have on now seem to have stopped the pain and I think they help recovery. I'll see how they do.

I have some spirit stuff actually it's meant to harden the skin on your feet it's called 'Witch Hazel' I think it is. I'm starting to apply it regularly. Don't know if that would help the blisters though.
 

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These pads I've been wearing are called '2nd skin blister pads'

I took them off earlier and I think maybe I should of left them on as it seemed to pull off some skin and they were left incredibly sore. So I've put some fresh ones on again and I'm just *text deleted* leave them on for 2-3 days because they remove all pain and hopefully increase recovery.

But it's really demoralizing they looked/felt worse than they did at the beginning. It's really depressing not being able to train properly and with RT a week on Monday I'm paranoid I won't recover in time and I feel like I'm loosing fitness. I haven't been on a proper run in ages.

Ahhh... I'm sure it will be alright
 

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Elastaplast.. not sure if it can be bought in the UK, but I'm guessing something similar can. Personally I'd get some of those gel plasters, then use elastaplast (or it's equal - it is basically a sticky bandage) around your whole foot.
 

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covering the blisters up will slow healing see the links above
 

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covering the blisters up will slow healing see the links above

These pads I have on at the moment though claim to speed up the healing process. So many people say different things it's just confusing.
 

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in the long run yeah but wearing those pads will keep the skin from dying out if you've got RT starting in a week or so desperate measures could be called for. in your situation i'd read the links and do whatever i could to dry the skin as quickly as possible, but they're your feet :) read the info though.
 

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Advise you use compeed, covered over by zinc oxide - its what we are advised to use in RMR phase 1.
 

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Advise you use compeed, covered over by zinc oxide - its what we are advised to use in RMR phase 1.
that's good if you're in RT but if you're a week before it you need to give your feet as much a chance to recover before RT starts otherwise you'll be starting with open, soft blisters and have to keep compeed on all the way through to the summer break
 
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