Eight minutes to get blisters on my heels – again!
This was not the first time. My heels seemed to be in a perpetual state of blister recovery, in spite of my best efforts to prevent them.
So, out of sheer frustration, I committed myself to finding out why my own foot blisters were so persistent. In fact, I spent a couple of years (yes, years) of experimenting and reading the scientific research on foot blisters.
Since then, I’ve been helping my patients and the broader active community manage their blisters better.
Detailed commentaries about the science behind blister formation, prevention strategies and wound healing physiology.
Balanced accounts and thorough discussions that weigh up the pros and cons of all the different blister management interventions.
And articles that are factual and impartial as I can make them, whilst actually having an opinion. An opinion based on:
A 15 year focus on all things friction blisters of the feet
My own blister susceptibility and history
My 30-year occupation as a podiatrist
And my voluntary blister care work at multiday ultramarathons