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Fixing your feet : injury prevention and treatments for athletes
Fixing your feet : injury prevention and treatments for athletes
Vonhof, John2016
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"Foot pain and injuries can thwart even the most experienced athletes. Foot expert and ultra runner 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, the 6th edition of Fixing Your Feet covers all that any active person needs to know to find out what works now and also hundreds of miles down the road. This sixth edition has an important new chapter, Blister Prevention - A New Paradigm. It contains new information about blister formation and introduces the concept of shear, which in turn, changes the way we look at blister prevention and treatment. This comprehensive resources covers the full gamut of footwear basics, prevention, and treatments. If it can happen to a foot, it's covered in this book"--
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Edition:
6th edition.
Imprint:
Birmingham, AL : Wilderness Press, 2016.
Collation:
x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Includes glossaryIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1.Seeking Medical Treatment -- 2.You Can Have Healthy and Happy Feet -- Think "Feet" -- A Weekly Ritual -- Talk to Your Doctor -- Summer Foot-Care Basics -- Winter Foot-Care Basics -- Aging Feet -- 3.Sports and Your Feet -- Sport Similarities -- Differences in Terrain -- Conditioning -- Biomechanics -- 4.The Magic of Fit -- Learning from Shoe Reviews -- Know Your Feet -- Components of a Good Fit -- Buying Footwear -- Tips for Hard-to-Fit Feet -- 5.Footwear and Insoles -- Brand Loyalty in Footwear -- The Anatomy of Footwear -- Running Shoes -- Sports Shoes -- Hiking Boots -- Choosing Lightweight Footwear -- Custom Shoes -- Sandals -- Insoles -- 6.Barefoot and Minimalist Footwear -- Shoes vs. Minimalist Footwear -- The Value of "Going Bare" -- The Science on Barefoot Running -- Function and Form -- Barefoot Precautions -- Minimalist Footwear Choices -- 7.Socks -- Sock Fibers and Construction -- Buying Socks -- Specialty Socks -- Going Sockless --Contents note continued: 8.Making Prevention Work -- 9.Blister Prevention: The New Paradigm -- Blister Formation -- Understanding Shear -- Understanding the Five Factors in Blister Formation -- The Components of Prevention -- Finding the Right Combination -- A Short History of Blister Studies -- 10.Compounds for the Feet -- Powders -- Lubricants -- Skin-Toughening Agents and Tape Adherents -- Antiperspirants for the Feet -- 11.Taping for Blisters -- Tapes -- Kinesiology Tape -- Working the Tape -- Three Taping Techniques -- Taping the Feet -- 12.Orthotics -- Custom-Made Orthotics -- Over-the-Counter Orthotics -- Using Your Orthotics -- 13.Gaiters -- Making Your Own Gaiters -- Repairing Gaiter Straps -- 14.Lacing Options -- Lacing Tips -- Lacing Methods -- 15.Self-Care for Your Feet -- Skin Care -- Pedicures -- Foot Massage -- Hydration, Dehydration, and Sodium -- Strengthening Your Feet -- Changing Your Shoes and Socks -- Keeping Your Shoes Fresh --Contents note continued: 16.Extreme Conditions and Multiday Events -- Aching Feet -- Cold and Wet -- Maceration -- Trench Foot and Chilblains -- Frostbite -- Snow and Ice -- Heat -- Sand -- Jungle Rot -- Foot Care in Multiday Events -- 17.Teamwork and Crew Support -- Teamwork -- Planning for Foot Care -- Team Responsibilities -- Crew Support -- 18.Providing Foot Care for Athletes -- Being Part of a Foot-Care Team -- Setting Up Your Station -- Tips on Managing Blisters -- Modifying Footwear -- Advising about Postevent Care -- Your Tools -- Mandatory Foot-Care Gear -- 19.Treating Your Feet -- 20.Blisters -- Hot Spots -- Blisters -- Types of Blisters -- Draining Blisters -- Preventing Infection -- General Blister Care -- Advanced Blister Patching -- Extreme Blister Patching -- Beyond Blisters -- Fixing Blisters, Their Way or Yours -- Postevent Blister Care -- 21.Strains and Sprains, Fractures and Dislocations -- Strains and Sprains -- Strengthening Exercises -- Fractures --Contents note continued: Stress Fractures -- Dislocations -- 22.Tendon and Ligament Injuries -- Treating Tendon Injuries -- Achilles Tendinitis -- Ankle Tendons -- Bursitis -- Plantar Fasciitis -- 23.Heel Problems -- Heel-Pain Syndrome -- Heel Spurs -- Haglund's Deformity -- 24.Toe Problems -- Strengthening Your Toes -- The Basics: Toenail Trimming -- Black Toenails -- Big Toe Problems -- Hammertoes, Claw Toes, and Mallet Toes -- Ingrown Toenails -- Morton's Toe -- Overlapping Toes -- Stubbed Toes -- Toenail Fungus -- Turf Toe -- 25.Forefoot Problems -- Bunions -- Metatarsalgia -- Morton's Neuroma -- Sesamoiditis -- 26.Numb Toes and Feet -- Transient Paresthesia -- Peripheral Neuropathy -- Raynaud's Syndrome -- 27.Skin Disorders -- Athlete's Foot -- Calluses -- Corns -- Fissures -- Plantar Warts -- Rashes -- 28.Cold and Heat Therapy -- Cold Therapy -- Heat Therapy -- Combination Cold and Heat Therapy -- 29.Foot-Care Kits -- Basic Self-Care Kit for Home Use -- Fanny Pack Kit --Contents note continued: Event Kit -- Appendix A: Product Sources -- Appendix B: Shoe and Gear Reviews -- Appendix C: Medical and Footwear Specialists -- Appendix D: Foot-Related Websites -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography.
ISBN:
9780899978307
Dewey class:
617.585
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryHealth and Wellbeing617.585 VONAvailable
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