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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Cushioning Your Bones To Stop Blisters

Cushioning Your Bones To Stop Blisters

How reducing peak pressure helps in blister prevention

Remember this video? I showed that if you reduce friction levels (I did it here with Vaseline), you can reduce your chance of getting blisters. That was all about friction. But I could have left friction levels alone and reduced pressure instead, by not pressing so hard. The problem with this approach when managing foot blisters is ...

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[Soccer] Matildas Highlight Issue of Heat Transfer From Synthetic Pitches

[Soccer] Matildas Highlight Issue of Heat Transfer From Synthetic Pitches

On reading about the Matilda's plight ...

I wondered how they might be managing their feet. And specifically how I would manage this problem if I was involved. Let's read between the lines and figure out what the Matilda's are suffering with. And how they should manage it.

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Haglunds (Pump Bump) Heel Blisters: That Bony Lump At The Back Of Your Heel

Haglunds (Pump Bump) Heel Blisters: That Bony Lump At The Back Of Your Heel

That bony lump at the back of your heel

This post stems from an email I received. It covers the following topics:

  • Haglunds deformity (pump bump) and heel blisters
  • ENGO Patches vs ArmaSkin socks
  • Golf and walking
  • Taking a systematic approach to combatting blisters
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Peter's Oxfam Trailwalker Blister Experience

Peter's Oxfam Trailwalker Blister Experience

Word of wisdom for happy feet

'This was my second Oxfam Walk. I was an emergency for someone who couldn't make it and was only given 2 weeks notice to get ready. Even though I did finish, my feet had blisters everywhere and I wasn't able to walk for a few days afterwards." 

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