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What do you cunts wear to stop blisters from 5 a side? Get them really bad, now started futsal league with mates and my feet are in agony after todays first game

I had a look at various remedies to blisters last year because I got some really bad ones from work. Supposedly wearing socks in a thin synthetic material like nylon under your cotton socks prevents blisters, the friction from your shoes and cotton socks will be on the synthetic sock instead of on your skin, preventing blisters from forming. I think there might be purpose-made socks intended to prevent blisters in case you don't feel like nicking your girlfriends nylons.

Aside from that there's always tape and plasters of varying quality.

You might also have shit shoes that don't fit properly, in which case you should buy better ones, which is what I did.
Trusox is the solution.
Socks that don't slip and rub I suppose.

It's really a trial and error kind of thing from my experience.


I had a look at various remedies to blisters last year because I got some really bad ones from work. Supposedly wearing socks in a thin synthetic material like nylon under your cotton socks prevents blisters, the friction from your shoes and cotton socks will be on the synthetic sock instead of on your skin, preventing blisters from forming. I think there might be purpose-made socks intended to prevent blisters in case you don't feel like nicking your girlfriends nylons.

Aside from that there's always tape and plasters of varying quality.

You might also have shit shoes that don't fit properly, in which case you should buy better ones, which is what I did.



Yeah I was reading up earlier and some suggest less socks, some suggest more. Used to wear just football socks but that wasn't helping, tried just some small cotton socks but not great either. Might try Franck's idea or more than one pair.



Funny thing, my mate on my uni course is actually doing his dissertation on Trusox. Never came to mind but good idea, and it might help someone out
I know there are a few serious cyclists on here so I thought I'd ask for advice here before joining various cycling forums;

I start a new job tomorrow at a charity organisation and would like to throw myself in at the deep end and volunteer for a couple of fundraising events in the summer such as the three peaks mountain climbing challenge, or as is more relevant to my question, a long distance hike or cycling challenge to show enthusiasm and hopefully make a good impression early on.
I kind of have a challenge in mind which I would like to do, from my new office in Coalville, Leicestershire all the way to Barmouth, Gwynedd (around 150 miles) as a family member co-owns a hotel there.
Here is a rough map with the route Google suggested, obviously that will have to be tweaked to take into account stops along the way and I would prefer to avoid big towns, using country roads, canals and cycle trails as much as possible as I'm not a particularly confident road cyclist.

The advice I'm after really is how often do you guys do long distance rides and how do you go about planning them? do you thoroughly mark out a route or wing it on the day, relying on maps and road signs etc? Also how much is too much to fit into one day? I'm nowhere near a pro cyclist, I ride a six mile round trip to work and back each day and try to go on a longer ride on Sundays, usually about 15-20 miles which doesn't normally tire me out too much so I think I can handle more, I just don't want to over do it.


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150 miles in one day is very long. Do able, but depending how quick you go (say 10 miles per hour which is pretty beginner speed, that's 15 hours in the saddle without stops). Key to it if you want to do it in one day would be to just keep very low intensity for it all, no matter how slow you go. It's better to go slow at it and steady than going hard but blowing up. Depending on how much you want to get into cycling, could invest in a heart rate monitor and a Garmin (you could probably pick up a Garmin 800 for about 100 quid, maybe less, which lets you do a map of your route to follow, would be perfect for the actual challenge itself).
150 miles in one day is very long. Do able, but depending how quick you go (say 10 miles per hour which is pretty beginner speed, that's 15 hours in the saddle without stops). Key to it if you want to do it in one day would be to just keep very low intensity for it all, no matter how slow you go. It's better to go slow at it and steady than going hard but blowing up. Depending on how much you want to get into cycling, could invest in a heart rate monitor and a Garmin (you could probably pick up a Garmin 800 for about 100 quid, maybe less, which lets you do a map of your route to follow, would be perfect for the actual challenge itself).


I wasn't thinking of doing good it in one day, I don't think I could manage that. I've been adjusting the route on a mapping website so I mainly follow canals and official cycle routes, these adjustments have taken me up to almost exactly 200 miles, although the route is almost entirely flat all the way through the west midlands and into mid-Wales. I'm aiming for 50 miles per day so it will take me about four days, possibly five as coming off of flat towpaths and straight onto huge hills and mountain scenery in Wales will obviously be a big challenge as I've never taken on that kind of terrain before living here in the flat Midlands.

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Just to hijack this a little bit. Now the weather is improving what is a decent distance to aim for on a longish bike ride for someone that doesn't ride very much? I've got a decent enough road bike, and would say I'm in decent shape. Was thinking about 20-25 miles, which I reckon would take about 2 hours?
Just to hijack this a little bit. Now the weather is improving what is a decent distance to aim for on a longish bike ride for someone that doesn't ride very much? I've got a decent enough road bike, and would say I'm in decent shape. Was thinking about 20-25 miles, which I reckon would take about 2 hours?


30 Miles is a pretty standard length, the time you take would all depend on your route though, more hills the longer it will take
Could well be the new KEVO! Back on crutches and with a knee brace/splint on. Damaged ACL!
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Could well be the new KEVO! Back on crutches and with a knee brace/splint on. Damaged ACL!

@K3VO you've been replaced pal, hard luck.
Got my MRI results back today and it confirms my knee is well and truly fucked!

Snapped anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), snapped medial collateral ligament (MCL), torn knee cartilage! Awaiting key hole surgery now to clean the knee out and then have to wait up to twelve months for an ACL reconstruction.
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Got my MRI results back today and it confirms my knee is well and truly fucked!

Snapped anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), snapped medial collateral ligament (MCL), torn knee cartilage! Awaiting key hole surgery now to clean the knee out and then have to wait up to twelve months for an ACL reconstruction.


Good luck with the recovery mate
After 4 months doing snapping my ACL and MCL I've finally got on the waiting list for a reconstruction....only got to wait another 3 to 4 months! On the bright side, i'm back training 5/6 days a week and genuinely (excluding the knee) feel the fittest I've been for a while.

And semi related, got my first of 3 exams tomorrow as I continue my attempts to pass my Level 3 PT fitness course.
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This thread should be renamed to the personal injury thread.
I've signed up to do a sixty minute challenge on behalf of NSPCC, basically you can run, swim or cycle as far as you possibly can in the space of an hour and it can be completed any time before the 3rd of October. As there is a lot of cycling enthunsiasts here I thought I would post it incase anybody else would like to take part. 60 Minute Challenge 2016

And all sponsorship for myself would be very much appreciated and for a good cause. Just Giving
Anyone fancy funding me to go private for my ACL reconstruction!? Snapped mine back in February, been on the NHS waiting list since April now and being told my op won't be until February the earliest! So frustrating!!
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Just had a phone call from the hospital telling me they've had a cancellation and can fit me in..this Friday! Nothing like short notice!
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What do you cunts wear to stop blisters from 5 a side? Get them really bad, now started futsal league with mates and my feet are in agony after todays first game


Never come in here so have only just seen this post and i'd imagine by now you've probably had your feet amputated. But if not the easiest and cheapest way to stop blisters is to cover you feet in Vaseline especially the areas that seem to blister worst and i'd also put some in your boots/trainers as well. I used to suffer with blisters and would sometimes be in agony after a game, more so if my boots were new or playing in pre season when the temps hotter and your feet would sweat much more. Only thing that would ever stop me getting them (as well as being good as a treatment if you've already got them) was Vaseline, just use it for the first few times and once your boot/trainer molds itself to the shape of your foot you'll be fine, though i'd still recommend using it all the time anyway.

I also always wore two pairs of socks too.

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@kevo you had an acl Reconstruction??
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@kevo you had an acl Reconstruction??


I've had two... How can I help?
Got started on a diet last month, lost 6 kg so far. Almost done with my 4th week out of 12, by the end of it I should have lost about 15-20 kg. Hoping to reach a normal weight by the summer, so I need to lose another 15-20 kg after I'm done with the diet.

The negative of all this weight loss is that I already need new trousers.

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I've had two... How can I help?

Fucking hell! Haha, just had mine done last friday, any tips on recovery?
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Got started on a diet last month, lost 6 kg so far. Almost done with my 4th week out of 12, by the end of it I should have lost about 15-20 kg. Hoping to reach a normal weight by the summer, so I need to lose another 15-20 kg after I'm done with the diet.

The negative of all this weight loss is that I already need new trousers.


What the fuck are you eating?
What the fuck are you eating?

Mostly chicken, cod, vegetables high on fibre and cottage cheese. Some quark too.
Fucking hell! Haha, just had mine done last friday, any tips on recovery?


Listen to your body mainly. Do your physio stretches as much as you can handle, because you will regain the strength in your leg eventually, but you want to minimize the loss of range of motion as much as possible. Don't fret to much right now, it's without doubt a 6-9 month rehab journey.
Fucking hell! Haha, just had mine done last friday, any tips on recovery?


Also I'd advise you to watch what you eat...

Worst thing is getting the knee right and then having 2-3 stone to lose because you've eaten like an animal during rehab!!
Listen to your body mainly. Do your physio stretches as much as you can handle, because you will regain the strength in your leg eventually, but you want to minimize the loss of range of motion as much as possible. Don't fret to much right now, it's without doubt a 6-9 month rehab journey.

Also I'd advise you to watch what you eat...

Worst thing is getting the knee right and then having 2-3 stone to lose because you've eaten like an animal during rehab!!


Cheers dude, I hate wearing that bloody splint and cutches, around the house I can cope without them but obvisouly at a slow pace but I know I'm not over doing it, it feels fine. Stitches are coming our Friday so its getting there and the basic physio stretches I have are being done, just trying to force my knee to bend further each time, I'm about halfway to a full bend I think.

Proper physio starts early January though i believe. I personally want to be back in the gym either next week or week after, obviously not training legs!
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Cheers dude, I hate wearing that bloody splint and cutches, around the house I can cope without them but obvisouly at a slow pace but I know I'm not over doing it, it feels fine. Stitches are coming our Friday so its getting there and the basic physio stretches I have are being done, just trying to force my knee to bend further each time, I'm about halfway to a full bend I think.

Proper physio starts early January though i believe. I personally want to be back in the gym either next week or week after, obviously not training legs!


My advice to yourself from my own personal experience is this.

1) Sleep, sleep, sleep and sleep, as much as you can! Your body has had a pretty big operation, even if the small incision say otherwise, it's healing and repairing, sleep is going to help that a lot.
2) Don't eat everything in sight, not gaining weight is going to help big time.
3) Do your physio exercises
4) Don't go back to the gym until you can walk normally unaided, trust me people will get in your way at the gym no matter how safe you are.
5) Try keep the swelling down! That's the silent killer which makes your exercises harder to do and causes a lot of discomfort.
My advice to yourself from my own personal experience is this.

1) Sleep, sleep, sleep and sleep, as much as you can! Your body has had a pretty big operation, even if the small incision say otherwise, it's healing and repairing, sleep is going to help that a lot.
2) Don't eat everything in sight, not gaining weight is going to help big time.
3) Do your physio exercises
4) Don't go back to the gym until you can walk normally unaided, trust me people will get in your way at the gym no matter how safe you are.
5) Try keep the swelling down! That's the silent killer which makes your exercises harder to do and causes a lot of discomfort.

1) I've not felt that tired not even the day after my op a week ago Saturday but then again I have been off work just sitting around at home so arguably not been busy.
2) I'm not overeating, being a gym guy I am still on top dietry needs etc.
3) Doing my physio as much as I possibly can.
4) I can walk now, but with a limp, I'm meant to be losing the splint and crutches Friday so won't go to the gym until at least the following Tuesday.
5) Haven't had any ice on the swelling, but will begin with that now.
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1) I've not felt that tired not even the day after my op a week ago Saturday but then again I have been off work just sitting around at home so arguably not been busy.
2) I'm not overeating, being a gym guy I am still on top dietry needs etc.
3) Doing my physio as much as I possibly can.
4) I can walk now, but with a limp, I'm meant to be losing the splint and crutches Friday so won't go to the gym until at least the following Tuesday.
5) Haven't had any ice on the swelling, but will begin with that now.


If I was you man I'd really avoid the gym until you can walk without a limp, which is usually around the 6 week mark. People will walk in your way and cut you off without noticing you're crippled and the last thing you want to do is tear the graft. I think it was the first 3 months were the red zone irrc, basically where your graft is getting a blood supply and is at its weakest.
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