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Running is Killing My Feet

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

So I've been really good so far about getting my runs in, but it's been rough running the whole time allotted. It's not that I am too tired to keep going, I know I have the strength to get through it. But it is getting harder to ignore the pain in my right foot.

I started getting a blister a week or so ago, and when I went swimming this weekend it popped, and now it hurts to walk on. and worse to run on. I really don't know what to do for this. I wear a band-aid during the day, but that doesn't cut it on my runs.

On a related note, I know I need new shoes and will be able to go get some in the next week or so. I'm hoping that will help prevent more blisters from happening, but I'm not sure what to do with what have now.
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    Running socks are probably just as important as the shoes. I like Balega but there are several brands. Also, have you tried liquid bandage? My pharmacist recommended it when I had cracked and bleeding feet. It didn't feel great putting it on, but once it dried it really helped. Best wishes.
    1367 days ago
    I did go to a running store to pick out the right shoes last year, but I need a new pair. The ones I have were super awesome when I got them, but now they are pretty well worn out and I really shouldn't have been using them, but just couldn't afford new ones and wanted to get back into running. It's my own fault.
    1385 days ago
    Moleskin is cheaper than the blister bandages.... Muffy is so right about the proper shoes for your feet....

    C U at the finish line
    1386 days ago
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    Totally agree on the let-it-heal advice. Bike or swim or do something else until it doesn't hurt and your shoes aren't rubbing it the wrong way. Also, have you been to an actual running store where they do a gait analysis? They put you on a treadmill and watch your feet to tell you if you pronate or supinate at all, and there are specific shoes for specific issues. A good shoe will change your world - take it from the Goldilocks of running shoes. :)
    1386 days ago
    Thank you everyone! I'm definitely going to look into getting MoleSkin, that sounds like it is exactly what I need.

    My shoes are large enough, but they've seen too many miles. I get paid this weekend so I was going to go shopping then, although I will definitely try the site Momto6Cuties recommended. And for the next couple days I'm just going to walk or ride my bike, give it some time to heal.
    1386 days ago
    You can get special blister bandages.They are great !
    1386 days ago
    I walked the Camino de Santiago. It's a trail in the north of Spain, and I know about blisters. We walked for 5 and 6 hours a day, for 5 weeks. Eventually our blisters got blisters. We used something called MoleSkin, it is a padded reusable bandage, that you can place over your blister, or blister beau beau. It acts as a buffer to the open blister. Ask at the pharmacy counter first to see if they carry it. I bought it at the drug store. You basically wash it with soap and allow it to dry then reuse it. I put mine over my actual bandage that had antibacterial ointment on it. Some people used powder in their shoe, so their sock slid and did not chaff. Not that I have ever heard of a runner trying that, but we were hiking. Downhill was as hard as uphill too.
    I am not saying using MoleSkin takes the pain away. But it will allow you to run even so.
    I reccomend walking, until your blister heals. Just because if you have a sore, it needs to heal, before you can put the added pressure of running. Now that is just my opinion. You will find what works for you.
    Keep up the good efforts in Sparking, and tracking nutrition, so you keep moving in the right direction!!
    1386 days ago
    Are your shoes large enough? I know, but I learned the hard way that mine weren't.

    I don't run, but I wouldn't suggest it either on a blister - could you maybe walk for a couple of days?

    Try using Neosporin (generic triple antibiotic cream works just as well) and cover with a bandaid - it will definitely heal faster and better.

    1386 days ago
    That does make it so difficult. Sorry you're going through that. I hope the blister heals soon. Try runningwarehouse.com. I ordered a 140 dollar pair of shoes and only paid 60 something for them. They are designed for running. I love them.

    (They have free 2 day shipping too).

    YOU can DO IT!
    1386 days ago
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