Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes

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Wilderness Press, Jan 15, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 392 pages
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Foot pain and injuries can thwart even the most experienced athletes, whether on the trail, asphalt, or ball court. Every professional or amateur athlete who pushes the limits of their feet needs to learn the basics and finer points of footcare. Foot expert and ultrarunner 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 5th 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.

Vonhof's advice comes from his own experience as well as from numerous foot experts and ultramarathoners who know what works for them. For each problem, numerous solutions are offered. There is no one best solution -- different treatments work for different feet. Clear diagrams, photos, and charts demonstrate foot maladies and treatment techniques.

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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About the author (2011)

An avid runner and fastpacker for more than 30 years, John Vonhof treats athletes' feet during ultramarathons and adventure races. He combines his work as a paramedic, orthopedic technician, and emergency-room technician with his passion to help athletes with their foot problems. He has patched feet during such races as Primal Quest, The Atacama Crossing ultra-marathon in Chile and the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. Vonhof maintains the popular website www.fixingyourfeet.com and a blog of the same name.

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