What to Do With Blisters?

Prevention and Treatment

This is probably the number one race day injury. These fluid-filled bubbles are caused by friction, excessive moisture (sweaty feet, wet weather), or shoes that are too small, too big, or tied too tight.

Buying properly fitted running shoes may sound like a no brainer, but consider this: Studies show that fewer than half of people's running shoes were fit correctly.

Because your feet can expand a half size over a day, shop in the late afternoon or evening. If you've been on a running hiatus, don't assume you can jump into your old pair. As you age, your feet flatten and lengthen, so you may need to go up a size. If you get toe blisters, use "toe socks," which fit like a glove. Putting Vaseline, sports lube, and bandages over blister-prone spots may also help.

Ignore blisters smaller than five millimeters (the size of a pencil eraser) since they're usually not painful. But go ahead and pop doozies, especially if they hurt. With a sterile needle, prick the side of the blister and drain it. Don't remove the blister roof cover it with an antibiotic ointment and moleskin or a bandage. If you feel a hot spot midrun, address possible causes:

  • Are your socks bunching up?
  • Is your heel slipping?
  • Are your laces too tight?
  • If the blister hurts so badly that you're forced to change your gait, you're better off walking versus risking injury.

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