One-Day Foot Care Clinics?

August 14, 2016 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: blister care, Foot Care, Foot Care Products, Health, Sports 

Since the 6th edition of Fixing Your Feet came out and I worked Western States 100 and Badwater for another year, I’ve been thinking about putting on a few one-day foot care clinics in 2017.

Fixing Your Feet Foot Care Clinic

Fixing Your Feet Foot Care Clinic

I‘d like to do these around the U.S. – in Northern California, Southern California, Florida, maybe Texas and Oregon, and elsewhere if there is enough interest. If it were just me, I could teach 10 people. If I had a knowledgeable helper, we could teach 20 people. If there were enough in one area, we could do it twice in two days.

My preferred audience would be athletes who want to learn the finer points of patching feet, taping, blister care, shoe modification, and more. I envision different sections: the basics, hot spots and blisters, toes, general taping, specialized taping, post event care, and more. This would be full hands-on training. Ideally attendees would like to learn and then share the skills with others – medical people, runners’ crews, those with a keen interested to learn but without the opportunities to learn.

Attendees would received full instruction, watch and do the skills, get hands-on with the tools and tapes, handouts, copies of the presentations on CD, and a bunch of goodies I’d try to get from companies with relevant foot care products.

My plan is to hold these in a location easily accessible to those in the area – a hall or community center, a hotel meeting room or something similar. I realize some people would have to travel and would work to arrange nearby accomodations.

I have the outline of the day completed and it would run from 9am until 5pm. The clinic would cost participants to cover the meeting location, supplies, lunch and breaks, and associated miscellaneous expenses.

I had originally wanted to do the clinics on a Friday and then have participants work aid stations at a local 100-mile race the following day – but the logistics of that are too complex.

If you are interested in this kind of foot care clinic, please send me an email and tell me where you are located. I’ll collect names and locations, and if there is enough interest, will get back to everyone in future emails.

What To Do About Calluses

Anyone who knows me has heard me talk about calluses.

I don’t like calluses – period. They indicate repeated pressure over time, generally from poor fitting footwear.

But the most important thing to know is that if or when you get a blister under a callus, it will be painful. No matter how small or how little fluid is inside the covered and hidden blister. You know it’s there. I know it’s there. But finding the exact location and depth of the blister in order to drain the fluid is very, very, very difficult. It can be painful too because it take a series of punctures with a needle to try and find the blister sac.

So for that reason, I prefer nice soft skin instead of calluses. I’ll accept a little bit of callus – but very little. I have spent too much time at aid stations and medical checkpoints trying to help athletes with thick calluses that have negatively affected their forward movement.

Your job is to reduce your existing calluses and then try to keep the skin soft. It’s not easy but in today’s blog post, I have a link to a Moo.Review webpage that goes into great detail about callus tools. Manual tools, battery operated tools, gels and creams, the list is long and the pros and cons are shown.

I encourage you to check out the webpage and even get one or several of the tools to work on reducing your calluses. Here’s the link to Moo.Reviews Callus Remover page.

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