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How to prevent blisters on your feet when hiking outdoors ?

Do you also like to hike around on vacation? Walking between mountains and fields , but walking is like life, it is a difficult trek, and it is also a journey beyond oneself. Walking on the road, there are many times when you have no way to turn back. Only by moving forward and persevering to the end can you discover the beauty of the world. Hiking is also a practice of life. In the process of hiking, you can wash away the daily disturbances and return to the embrace of nature, so that the mind can be temporarily calm. In hiking, focus on walking and let go of body and mind, which is the most comfortable person in this world. Have you ever encountered in hiking, halfway through, suddenly your foot hurts when you step on it, and when you take off your shoes, it turns out to be a big blister, and then you feel overwhelmed? Blisters are a small problem, but they can easily ruin your day. Take a step and take a pain, even though there are thousands of beautiful scenery in front of you, but you don't want to appreciate it. Small blisters can even become the biggest challenge of the trip if not handled properly. Blisters are not invincible, though. How to effectively prevent the enemy under your feet? What should I do if I have blisters on my feet ?


So what causes our blisters?

①High temperature: It can cause the skin to swell and put extra pressure on the skin, making it more susceptible to irritation .

②Moisture : It will make the skin soft and more prone to abrasion. When it rains or sweats on your feet, moisture can increase the friction between your feet and your socks.

③ Friction: It can be said that the culprit of the blisters. Whether running, climbing or hiking, if the force is uneven somewhere, the skin can quickly damage under repeated movements. During exercise friction, the epidermis separates from the subcutaneous tissue to form a gap, which is filled with fluid, which is called a blister.

④The shoes do not fit the feet: Of course, the appearance of blisters is sometimes caused by the shoes we wear that do not fit the feet. The shoes will rub our feet during our hiking.

⑤ Heel Anatomy and Biomechanics: When we walk, especially when the heel is raised, the calcaneus (calcaneus) is pulled upward by the tension of the Achilles tendon. It then moves down again when the heel hits the ground and compresses into any cushioning part of the shoe. This biomechanical function is normal and necessary. However, sometimes it can happen excessively. If the calf muscles are tight, the extra tension in the tendons can cause the calcaneus to lift faster, higher, and more powerfully.

On top of that, there is a small lump of bone just a little on the outside of the back of the heel. This is why it is easy to cause blisters.


So how to prevent blisters?

①Longterm Medical Blister Plaster can be used, it is made of hydrocolloid material, the design is also suitable for sticking to our heels, it has a good sticky fit, and is very wear-resistant, its super The thin design does not take up a lot of space in our shoes, and the appearance is a translucent color, which has a good invisible effect. And the advantage of this Blister Plaster is that even if your blisters have formed, you can stick this Blister Plaster, it can protect your wound, prevent the invasion of foreign microorganisms, prevent infection, and also help your wound heal faster, for The wound provides a slightly acidic confined space that is conducive to wound healing.

② It is also recommended to use Medical Silicone Tape. It can be attached to any part of the foot. It is gentle on the skin, painless to remove, and has good stickiness and is not easy to warp. It contains silicone ingredients, which can better protect the skin. Longterm Medical Silicone Tape, also has a patented thread trimming design for easy access and neat tearing.

③ Lacing technology : Of course, if your shoelaces are too loose, it will also cause your feet to slide in the shoes. Tie the shoelaces, which is the simplest common sense in life, but how to tie the shoelaces during outdoor sports can be very particular.

④ Apply skin protective oil: For better skin protection, you can apply a little oil on the places that are easy to wear, which can reduce the damage caused by the friction of the skin.

⑤ Calf stretching: Before you are ready to walk, please pay attention to stretching your calf in advance.

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Editor: kiki Jia

Date: September 13, 2022