The worst feeling after an awesome time at the skating rink is taking off your skates and realizing a blister has formed. Blisters are actually good for your skin because it protects the damaged skin. But, they can be extremely uncomfortable. With proper treatment, you’ll be skating again at Skate World in no time!
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Check out how to prevent roller skating blisters and how to treat them if one forms.
Prevent Roller Skating Blisters
The most common cause of roller skating blisters is friction. When your feet rub against your socks and roller skates, friction occurs. Too much rubbing will cause the skin to be damaged, and a blister will form. To avoid excess friction, consider these tips:
- Add a blister pad to the blister-prone area.
- Push off with your whole foot instead of with your toes.
- Put on the right-sized skates. Skates that are too small cause excess friction.
- Wear thick socks to pad your feet.
How to Treat Blisters
Fortunately, with the right treatment, blisters go away rather quickly. Make sure you don’t burst the bubble that has formed. The bubble and the liquid inside are contributing to the healing process. To help your blister heal, consider these tips:
- Avoid wearing tight shoes or skates for several days.
- Keep the blister and the surrounding area clean.
- Wear a loose bandage to protect the blister from bursting.
We hope that you never have to deal with roller skating blisters. But, if you do, take care of the blister and head back to Skate World as soon as possible! We look forward to skating with you soon.