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Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes [Paperback]

John Vonhof
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July 12 2006
The ultimate guide to foot care for athletes has been updated to include the latest information on products, prevention, and treatment. Fixing Your Feet is an essential source of information on foot care for the runner, hiker, adventure racer?anyone who uses their feet! Learn to be proactive in preventing foot problems through proper techniques, reactive with treatments when problems develop, and what supplies and resources are available. John Vonhof is an ultrarunner, marathoner, and backpacker, and has tended to the feet of athletes in the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Primal Quest Adventure Races (850KM, 10 day events).

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For those of you who put excessive demands on your feet, this books includes 100s of great tips to keep your feet healthy during your running, hiking, adventure racing events. The product listing were very helpful. I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Step out the Door before Reading Vonhof's Book! Nov. 2 2006
By Timecheck - Published on Amazon.com
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I like the fact the Vonhof provides us with not only his expertise--from his years of running and fastpacking, and his 25 years of treating other people's feet--but also with advice from other athletes with varied backgrounds. The reality is that people have different kinds of feet (low volume, high arches, pronating, etc.), that each individual's feet change over time, footwear differs, and that trail and weather conditions vary. That means that preventing and treating foot problems is a complex issue. Vonhof wisely gives us information about the factors that affect our foot health and also tons of alternative ways to keep our feet happy.

I have been a backpacker and long-distance hiker for many years. I used to simply treat blisters after the fact. Now I employ some of the methods Vonhof's suggests--such as taping and gel-filled bandages--and prevent most blisters. I consider my copy of his Fixing Your Feet to be a valuable resource. Don't step out the door before reading Vonhof's book!

Susan Alcorn, author of Camino Chronicle Walking to Santiago and We're in the Mountains Not over the Hill: Tales and Tips from Seasoned Women Backpackers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD BOOK FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF FOOT INJURIES Jan. 18 2010
By Stu - Published on Amazon.com
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This book does a good job of how to care for your feet and prevent/treat these ailments in racers/runners. This book is mostly geared toward adventure racers and ultramarathoners. I do run marathons and I find some of the problems discussed in this book are not relevant. But, still has some great recommendations for products that prevent blisters, socks, keeping your feet dry, and etc....
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good info! Sept. 22 2009
By Anet - Published on Amazon.com
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This is good info for anyone who has foot problems, athlete or not. List many resources for foot care/repair products as well as what to do when a problem occurs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fixing your feet April 17 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Actually, I checked this out from the local library. . . liked it so much that I wanted my own copy for reference. Love it, very helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great esentiall reading for endurance athletes and military Feb. 25 2009
By Mountain Dweller - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this to be a very comprehensive and thorough book on foot care and injury prevention. I have been through the Marine Corps, a marathon and Special Ops selection and training and have really thrashed my feet into bloody stumps. If only I had read this long ago I would have saved my self lots of pain.
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