If you’re a runner, you know how much of a problem blisters and chafing can be. Nothing can ruin a good run than when your shirt chafes your skin mercilessly or you can’t take a step without experiencing a great deal of pain because a blister has formed on your foot. At Medi-Dyne, however, we offer products that can make those problems a thing of the past.
Why They Happen
Chafing occurs when your skin either rubs up against other skin or rubs against a piece of clothing. As you sweat, moisture only worsens the problem, leading to a burning or stinging sensation that can drive you crazy. Blisters, of course, take place due to pressure and friction. As friction increases, your body produces lymph fluid in response. This fluid builds up as the outer layer of skin separates from the inner layers and causes pain and pressure as a result.
These are just some of the reasons blisters occur.
- Contact with toxins, chemicals or other irritants.
- Reactions to drugs.
- Ill-fitting running shoes.
- Excessive exposure to the sun or contact with a hot surface.
How to Deal with Blisters and Chafing
If you deal with these problems on a regular basis, the time has come to do something about them. For blisters, protect the “hot spots” that tend to develop as you’re working out. For example, wear the right kinds of gloves when working outside, playing golf or cycling. Make sure your shoes fit exactly right before you ever leave the store. Avoid shoes with parts such as seams that might rub problem areas. Change socks frequently to help keep moisture from causing an excess amount of friction.
But even when you purchase the right equipment and take all of the necessary precautions, blisters and chafing can still pose a problem. If this happens to you, Medi-Dyne has products that can help. We offer blister protection for your hands and feet as well as protection from chafing. Check our online store or give us a call at 800-810-1740 to learn more.