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Nooooooooooooooooooo disaster!!

Tonight should have been W2R2 and I am very upset as I won't be able to do it!

I went out for dinner last night and wore some wedges which have never been a problem before in the years I have worn them, and it rained and my feet were sodden and slipping about all over the place meaning...my poor feet are absolutely covered in blisters! Especially under and around my toes :-(

I could hardly walk from my car into work without limping and wincing at the pain, and the way I have been putting the pressure on the sides of my feet to alleviate the pain of my blisters has well and truly fudged my ankles up!

I can't believe this :-(

I will have to wait and see what happens tomorrow but I may have to skip this week whilst they heal and my ankles feel back to normal!

Any advice for quick feet healing???

Princess B x

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Ouch! Sounds like you need some rest... I'd suggested your GP as a first port of call but this may help

Most running injuries respond well to the "R.I.C.E." treatment: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. RICE treatment can relieve pain, reduce swelling, and protect the injury from further aggravation. It should be followed for 24 to 48 hours following the initial injury.

verywell.com/how-to-self-tr...

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My ankles are better but my blisters are still very sore, they have healed slightly but don't want to go putting too much pressure on them :( thanks for the advice!

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This is not really advice. It's just what I'd do. Not necessarily a good idea but it works for me.

1. Pop blisters with a sterilised pin. I sterilise said pin by heating it with a cigarette lighter until it glows.

2. Apply aloe vera gel to the area.

It's usually alright in a few hours for a minor blister.

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The skin sort of came off on it's own so I'm assuming I popped them just by standing on them...still v sore though and definitely not going to be able to complete this weeks runs :(

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Oh Poor you, I did something similar before going on holiday and I spent 3 weeks walking on the side of my feet to compensate for some mountainous sized blisters - that was bad news too. Not sure about any quick fixes, I'm dead squeamish but my husband took on the challenge and did the hot pin treatment and then I wore flat really comfy shoes and had I think it was Compeed gel cushiony plasters - they helped for the smaller blisters, but if you got big ones it may just be a time thing.

Main thing is to be determined to get back on your feet as soon as you can.... Good luck with the rest

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Oh yes, those compeed plasters are fab. They stay stuck on and really protect your feet.

And I'm definitely a 'popper' but you do have to be careful about infection.

Hope you are better soon😊

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thank you!

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My ankles are better but my blisters are still very sore, they have healed slightly but don't want to go putting too much pressure on them :( I will definitely have to invest in some of those compeed plasters - sound like they do wonders!

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Apply coconut oil to your feet, since it possesses anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to being high in vitamin E, which should help to soothe and reduce soreness of the skin.

Depending upon the severity of the blistering, as suggested by Mr Decrepit, you could burst them to reduce pressure when walking around, but by steeping your feet in tepid water and moisturising with coconut oil you may find that there's no need.

Just ensure socks are placed on your feet after applying the coconut oil, to reduce the risk of any further accidents.

Through daily application with coconut oil, it may take 3-4 days for the skin to settle down, but by the weekend, you may be able to pull on your trainers again and pick up where you'd left off.

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Hi Becky, How unlucky for you. Not fair. Hope you are on the mend from Paul

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