>Running 101>Bandage Recommendation?
So I have a blister on my heel and, alas! my waterproof bandaid did NOT stay on during my last run.
Does anyone have any recommendations for bandaids that are sweatproof?
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srlopez - on the upper back of my heel, where my shoe is now rubbing!
That's how I do it.
Seriously. BTW, to clarify, are you talking about on the back... like your achilles... or on the bottom of the heel?
Seriously, SRL, after all these years you should be more internet savvy. On the internet, "heel" is "heal."
Cpt Curmudgeon - thanks. Sounds like a good plan. Will try.
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I've had this issue in the past. While duct tape over a band-aid worked the best, it was still not a long-term solution. The duct tape would always start to sweat-off by 4-5 miles in. Shoes that did that were generally shoes that ended up on eBay or donated to Goodwill.
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Back of the heel is tough. Been there; done that. There's usually too much friction and movement of the foot for even a good bandage to stick. When I have blisters there, I go with a layered approach:
1. Body glide or vasoline on the skin
2. Cotton balls over the blister area
3. Sterile pad or gauze over the cotton balls (put body glide/vasoline on the pad/gauze too)
4. Athletic tape to secure the whole thing - firm, but not too tight. Probably need multiple strips.
5. Body glide/vasoline or Blister Shield outside the tape
That'll usually get me through a run without making the blister worse. Cut the tape and throw the whole thing away after the run. You want the blister to be dry and exposed to air to facilitate healing.
PS. Auto-correct tried to change vasoline to gasoline. Do not use gasoline. Or if you do, use unleaded.
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Berner's detail was very good. His number 1 can also be used as a preventative measure. I do this with certain shoes, especially under damp conditions.
Interesting comment about damp conditions - this new blister (now of course, bleeding when I run) only started when I have been running in the high humidity.
No doubt there's a connection between damp shoes and heel blisters. I have haglund's deformity on one ankle, and I am especially susceptible to blisters on that heel. Indeed, I can only run in certain brands/models of shoes without causing blisters. But during the hot, humid, wet summertime, even my "good" shoes can give me trouble.
His number 1 can also be used as a preventative measure. I