Blister under a callus...Shoe issue?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by MyrWXguy, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. MyrWXguy

    MyrWXguy New User

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    I'm a very active guy. I play tennis 4-6 times a week, mainly on clay. I workout almost daily and hit the cardio equipment pretty hard at the gym. This is the second time(different shoes each time) I've formed a blister under a callus. It is on the ball of my right foot. I already wear 2 pairs of socks when I play tennis. Only workout and play tennis in New Balance shoes. Tennis in the New Balance 851 & NB cross trainers for the gym.

    Anyone know if this is shoe related? Anyone have an suggestions?
     
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  2. maxpotapov

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    It's gotta be something technique-related. I mean, clay courts, different shoes, double socks, only right foot...
    Analyze what kind of stress you repeatedly put on your right foot more than left.
     
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  3. mmk

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    I didn't develop a blister, but the callous on the ball of my right foot was getting so thick it was painful, even in well-cushioned shoes. I bought a two-sided ceramic foot file, and now occasionally file down the callous. No more pain, well worth the six bucks.
     
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  4. TennisLovaLova

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    Apply some vaseline or compees gel in the friction zone before putting your socks on
    Vaseline is used even by marathon runners it forms a shield between the skin and the socks
    Also try applying a powder like talk in the shoes to avoid humidity
    It Worked for me very well
     
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  5. MyrWXguy

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    mmk you're probably right. I noticed the callus getting thick. Probably need to file it down every once in a while.

    TennisLova I'll have to give that a try if the filing doesn't work. I would think the Vaseline would make me slip a little more inside my shoes with the constant shifting.

    Max I'm not sure it is actually tennis related. I've been playing a 4-6 days a week for a very long time and this is only the 2nd time I've had this develop. I do those things to avoid foot issues so when they come about I try to get to the bottom of it.

    Just wondering if there were shoe suggestions better than the NB that add more cushion under the balls of the feet.
     
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  6. TennisLovaLova

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    nope cause the vaseline forms almost a solid "skin"
     
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  7. Povl Carstensen

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    Another advantage playing barefoot. You dont need to file anything, it gets done as you play. So yes, it is a shoe issue.
     
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  8. TennisLovaLova

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    Dude
    Just look for it on google: blister prevention+vaseline and you'll find out
     
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  9. MyrWXguy

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    Thanks! Did a little file down and took care of the blister. Played singles last night with no real issues.

    Tennis, thanks for the input and sorry for the delayed response. Will be a fix in the future for sure.
     
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