RUNNING INJURIES

BLISTERS

running injuries blisters

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain and tenderness on the surface of the skin
  • Normally a clear fluid gathers beneath the skin, creating a cushion.
  • The skins surface often breaks, increasing tenderness and pain

COMMON CAUSES

  • Ill fitting shoes cause more blisters for runners than anything else
  • A sudden increase in running intensity or distances. Downhill running.
  • Cheap socks and excessive perspiration – enabling the foot slide inside the shoe.

SOLUTIONS

  • Ensure you are wearing the correct shoe and anti-blister socks
  • Use blister relief Balms, that allow you feet to slide not rub against your shoe
  • Consider using good quality insoles like currex.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE

This information is purely a guide to inform runners about common running injuries at a patient’s level. If your injury is acute or persistent – seek medical advice from a specialist.              

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At the Ministry of Cadence you will be monitored by a marker-less 3D analysis system, highlighting areas of concern. Force Plates will enable us to understand if you produce enough power to perform as you’d like. And finally, we will use a pressure mat to assess how your foot behaves.

This assessment will detail if there are any running technique related factors, or strength asymmetries that may be contributing to your injury risk.

A digital copy of your report detailing the findings of the assessment and possible ways to alter your technique to reduce your injury risk will be sent to you following the session.

So whatever you do, don’t let that niggle become a real pain. Book an appointment today.