Fixing Your Feet (6th Edition) by John Vonhof

Fixing Your Feet (6th Edition) by John Vonhof

"Do yourself a favour"

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you'll know that John Vonhof's 6th edition of Fixing Your Feet is now available worldwide. If you're an athlete of any persuasion or involved in foot care, you owe it to yourself to add this book to your collection. My copy came all the way through Europe with me.

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FREE LESSON: Heel Edge Blisters

FREE LESSON: Heel Edge Blisters

Lesson 14 of "Build Your Blister Plan"

Edge blisters are caused by an irritation to the skin where the insole or orthotic meets the side of the shoe. As the blister fills with more fluid, pressure pushes the blister fluid upwards. It can trick you into thinking the blister is caused by something higher up the side of the heel. 

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The current foot care modus operandi at events

The current foot care modus operandi at events

Foot care at multiday events is vital

We all know that. It can be the difference between a participant finishing or pulling out. Between suffering injury or remaining injury-free. And importantly, on the overall participant experience. That said, just because we are there to provide foot care, does that mean we should encourage participants to present to us at every opportunity? In my opinion, no!

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Maceration of the feet - Part 3

Maceration of the feet - Part 3

Keeping the skin dry is a tough gig.

In this article, I’m going to look at the relative harm these two sources of moisture (perspiration and environmental water) can do. And investigate your preventive options in regard to:

  • Footwear – Which socks work best; and what properties you should look for when choosing shoes
  • Topical applications – Which creams, ointments, lotions and dressings can help keep the skin dry
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5 Ways To Beat Blisters On The Tops Of Your Toes?

5 Ways To Beat Blisters On The Tops Of Your Toes?

Let's examine cause and prevention

Clawed toes and hammer toes make the toe joints sit up higher and are hence more susceptible to blisters. This can be a structural thing - the toes are fixed in this position. Or it can be a functional thing - the toes are perfectly able to straighten, but when you walk and run, they bend over.

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