Prevention and Treatments for Athletes
Foot pain and injuries can thwart even the most experienced athletes. Foot expert John Vonhof discredits the conventional wisdom of "no pain, no gain," teaching instead how the interplay of anatomy, biomechanics, and footwear can lead to happy or hurting feet. With a focus on individual and team care, this fifth edition covers everything that an active person needs for immediate and long-term foot care solutions. Vonhof's advice comes not only from his own experience but also from many foot experts and endurance athletes. He offers numerous solutions for each problem, as there is no one best solution - different treatments work for different feet. This comprehensive resource covers footwear basics, blister prevention and treatments, along with clear diagrams, photos, and charts that demonstrate techniques and solutions. If it can happen to a foot, it's covered in this book.
The average person does little to care for their feet. Sure you wash them in the shower and then pull on a pair of socks. But what else do you do for them? Massage? Creams? Arch supports? Proper fitting shoes? Strengthen them? Fix the bad toe nails and blisters? Finally take care of those bothersome corns and calluses? Athletes know that they must keeping their feet happy and healthy. Many have learned the finer points of how to keep their feet in shape. There are many sources of conventional wisdom about footcare and while much of this wisdom is good, the best stuff often comes from these athletes who through trial and error, have found unique solutions to what works for their feet--to what is effective in preventing and treating problems.
2011, 392 pages, paperback.
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