I am a prime example of why you do not run in shoes before breaking them in and why you get fitted for shoes before changing which style you're using. In March, I decided I wanted to pick up a new pair of running shoes for a 5K I was doing for work. They didn't have my usual style in stock, so I picked up a different style and proceeded to run/train. I ended up with blisters, which wouldn't have been so bad, but I kept running on them and they didn't heal. Fast forward to May, allergy season. My eyes swelled shut due to allergies and I went through a round of prednisone. My eyes got better, but the blister on my left foot got infected badly. I went to the doctor and got on antibiotics. Turns out, I finally found an antibiotic I'm allergic to - my eyes swelled again. Then came a cortisone injection, followed by another cortisone injection and a round of oral antifungals. In the past month, I've been through a staph infection, then a fungal infection and only over this weekend has it finally started drying up. Last week, after a solid three weeks of doctor's orders to stay off my foot (including walking, biking and elliptical) I've finally been cleared to start gently.
My question is... what can I do to prevent this from EVER happening again? Any foot sprays, powders, washes and/or I should use? How often? How often should I spray my shoes? Wash my feet? I used to think it was fine to just change socks after working out but now I'm not so sure. I typically work out on my lunch break and don't shower afterward, just wipe down which I know sounds gross but is actually better for my eczema.
PS. I did order a pair of the shoes I know fit.
Edited by: LKISINSATIABLE at: 6/11/2012 (16:41)
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