Words by Jessica Max
You can suffer from foot blisters if there is a friction between your shoes and feet which could also be as a result of excess moisture on your skin. Blisters are not serious ailments; they can be treated with bandages and antibiotic creams but they are annoying and uncomfortable.
Blisters can be very painful, especially if you don’t treat them with the right tools. If you find your blister to be stubborn, has red streaks, puffiness, pus or causes a fever, then schedule an appointment with your health care professional for a check-up. In the mean time, here are a few ways that a cyclist can get rid of blisters within few minutes:
Avoid shoes where possible that cause blisters
You should stop wearing shoes that can give rise to a blister. Stop wearing uncomfortable shoes; instead, buy shoes that fit comfortably. Wearing the right shoes can prevent you from getting a blister in the future, say analysts.
Of course though, breaking in a new pair of shoes can be uncomfortable until you bed them in nicely. When breaking in a new pair of disco slippers or trail shredding trainers, be sure to take some extra comfort measures.
Wear moisture-wicking socks
To be on the safe side, you can buy a pair of moisture-wicking socks. The benefits of this are multiple as they will cut back on other injuries and blisters as well as absorb sweat from your feet.