FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Should you pop your heel blister?
It depends! I go into full detail on the pros and cons of popping blisters and the questions to ask yourself to help you make the right decision for your situation. I also show you how to pop your blister painlessly, in case you need a hand with that. Just remember that, once you have lanced your blister, it is now a torn blister, so treat it accordingly. Learn more here.
What about a heel blood blister?
Treating a blood blister is no different to treating a normal friction blister. Just be mindful that the fact there is blood, means there is more likelihood of infection. So antiseptic/antibiotic, dressings, dressing changes and monitoring for signs of infection become even more important. Learn more here.
I have a Haglund’s deformity. What should I do?
Haglund’s deformity is a bony lump at the back of the heel at the insertion of the Achilles tendon. The extra pressure makes back-of-heel blisters more likely, for sure. But it can can be painful for reasons other than blisters. Learn more here.
Why do I keep wearing holes in the back of my shoes?
This is quite common and so annoying, because it prematurely shortens the life of your shoes. The weird thing is it can happen to one pair of shoes but not another. So it has to have something to do with the properties of the interior shoe lining. Thankfully, there are a few good ways to fix and even prevent this from happening. Learn more here.