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Deep rowing blister problems

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If you have a blister and you left it to try and heal and then went rowing again and you have got another on top and the top one has gotten hard but there is still liquid on the one below how do I treat this? because it hurts more than a normal blister and I go rowing 4 times a week so I don’t have much time to leave it heal , Thanks Lana
A pair of fingerless cycling gloves. Model: Sp... A pair of fingerless cycling gloves. Model: Specialized Bogy Geometry SPORT XXL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Managing a deep blister

Good point – I’ve had that happen and it’s very painful.

The solution is the same as when you go on camp and have to get used to rowing 3x per day.

Buy some cheap cycling gloves – with padded palms and wear one on the blistered hand until the liquid in the lower blister has been absorbed.

If the pain is still great, put a padded plaster on top of the blister inside the glove.

When both have become callouses – it’s important not to let these get too thick and so once a week soak your hands in warm water and then apply some soap and a pumice stone and rub down all the calloused parts of your fingers and palms. This smooths the surface but also helps to prevent blisters forming deep in the epidermis under the callous – which you know is painful.

Buy Rowing Blisters Skin Injuries ebook for more advice 

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe
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