Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatment for Athletes


Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatment for Athletes
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatment for Athletes
Manufacturer Wilderness Press
Page By fossana
Page Type Mar 12, 2008 / Mar 12, 2008
Object ID 5068
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Product Description

Author: John Vonhof
Latest Edition: 4th (2006)
ISBN-10: 0899974171
ISBN-13: 978-0899974170
Pages: 347

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Table of Contents

Part One: Foot Basics
1. Seeking Medical Treatment
2. You Can Have Happy and Healthy Feet
3. Sports & Your Feet

Part Two: Footwear Basics
4. The Magic of Fit
5. Footwear & Insoles

Part Three: Prevention
6. Making Prevention Work
7. Socks
8. Compounds for the Feet
9. Taping for Blisters
10. Orthotics
11. Gaiters
12. Lacing Options
13. Self Care for Your Feet
14. Extreme Conditions and Multiday Events
15. Teamwork & Crew Support
16. 12 Mega-Distance Athletes Talk about Foot Care
17. 175 Ways to Prevent Blisters

Part Four: Treatments
18. Treating your Feet
19. Blisters
20. Strains & Sprains, Fractures & Dislocations
21. Tendon & Ligament Injuries
22. Heel Problems
23. Toe Problems
24. Forefoot Problems
25. Numb Toes & Feet
26. Skin Disorders
27. Cold & Heat Therapy
28. Foot-Care Kits

Part Five: Sources & Resources

App A: Product Sources
App B; Shoe & Gear Reviews
App C: Medical & Footwear Specialists
App D: Feet-related Websites

Fossana's Biased Review

This book is the bible of foot care for athletes and covers a bewildering array of options for both the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle issues. It also includes case studies of endurance athletes. I picked it up as a newbie ultrarunner and it helped me tremendously with blister prevention. The bottom line is that you have to do what works for you and it might mean doing some experimentation. This book with supply you with the tools to get started.



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