by Bret Contreras September 20, 2013
Here’s a short and sweet guest post from Rob Panariello. This time of year you see more blisters crop up with athletes as they begin their pre-season training. Hopefully some fellow coaches will find this information to be useful.
Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
Professional Physical Therapy
Professional Athletic Performance Center
New York, New York
Often times during an athlete’s or client’s training, blister’s may arise due to the forceful rubbing (friction) that may occur to the foot while running in a new pair of training shoes, to the hands due to the repetitive gripping of a barbell, dumbbell, and/or kettlebell, or due to improperly fitting exercise apparel and use of various exercise equipment. A blister is a small pocket of fluid that appears as a bubble within the upper layers of the skin. Blisters can be both painful and frustrating, as they may cause an interruption to an individual’s workout schedule. However, a prompt resolution is available to quickly return the athlete/client to their training. When asked how to treat blisters by both my athletes and patients, I always refer to a method that I had read in the Journal of Athletic Training approximately 30 years ago. It is a technique that I have successfully utilized to resolve blister conditions in as little as 24 hours. I had previously posted this blister resolution as a response to a blog on a website approximately 2 or 3 years ago but due to the recent number of “blister” inquires that I have received, I am offering this advice once again for those who may be interested.
There is one prerequisite for this blister remedy to be utilized appropriately, and that requirement is that the blister must have remained intact and not been broken. The following supplies are also necessary for this procedure:
After 24 hours remove the Band-Aid and pull/slide (remove) the thread from the blister. The area of the blister skin should appear as good as new.
I have utilized this treatment of blisters successfully for approximately 30 years. I hope that you have the same success with this method of blister care that I have had.
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