Has anyone else developed knarly blisters from using orthotics?
I was prescribed orthoses two months ago for heavy over-pronation and comedy duck feet (not the technical term).
I was not told to buy new shoes, so ran in my old trainers which, it turns out, were too small anyway.
10 mins into my run the soles of my feet were on fire. BLISTERS on both insteps.
I had recourse to the trusty health and injury forum, and was recommended to use bodyglide / micropore tape. Never one to do things by halves, I have been taping up both feet and then bodygliding over the top.
That was fine for 3-4 miles, but I am training for the Dublin Marathon and so have had to strike out...
This Sunday managed 8 miles (personal triumph), but... BLISTER (left instep only). Ran yesterday and today... BLISTER
Does anyone know the theory as to why blisters form, whether I should harden skin off or soften with vaseline, and whether taping and then bodygliding makes any sense, or whether I should just do one or the other???
What about my orthotics? Has anyone else had orthotics that did this, but then found a solution (taping up orthotic? Having orthotic modified???)
I would really appreciate any thoughts, as my podiatrist is not a runner and so I don't have any hope that he will be able to help.
Please save me from blister hell :0