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Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes Paperback – February 1, 2011
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Having read the criticism of this book, I still ordered it. To me searching the web and tying to separate the solid info from the "stuff" is not for me. I am not willing to experiment on myself to save a buck. The author answered questions I had not thought to ask and I would never have found that information on my own. The info in this book has been vetted by the author and his sources. It has helped me establish a plan that has got me running again and that is worth a great deal to me.
The bottom line is that I found it useful for more than my PF. If you're looking for an instant cure, it doesn't exist. If you're looking for information and a number of suggestions for both prevention and cure, this book is worth considering. I am back to running with only an echo of the pain that kept me out of my running shoes for over three horrible months. I walk normally now and am able to run to recover a great deal of my condition.
John Vonhof's book is stunningly good in my opinion. Well enough written to keep one's attention and to change one's basic attitude towards feet and foot care -- that second item is the most important part of the book. Treat your feet like you would want to be treated yourself, with the utmost care and attention to small detail, and they will serve you well -- not only on a punishing run, but also in old age (which is a bit of an endurance contest in itself, the same principles apply)
The writer seems to have a calling to look after athlete's feet, and he's done plenty of it. He puts me in mind of those unsung heroes, wartime medics who spent most of their time looking after soldier's feet.
But if you run, and have ever struggled with blisters, strains, or sprains - than you have to read this book. Well worth your time to learn some good foot care techniques. More attention could have been spent on foot types / shoe choice, and foot strengthening & stretches - but still a worthy read.
Now the book did not really help me with my condition and I am still suffering through it and working on it, however it did give me a small wealth of knowledge on foot care and how to fix ailments/injuries/etc.
I would definitely recommend this book for fixing ailments from hiking, walking, running, etc, however for anything serious I would suggest reading the book and using the information to consult physiotherapist/doctor and determine a plan to get your feet back to normal.
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I'm a long distance hiker, and this book provided great insight and outside information for products and techniques to help prevent blisters or other foot ailmentsPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Wish I had this book before the Avon Walk this year in Chicago. Could have help mitigate the blisters even morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great product. Excellent source for understanding how to prevent and treat blisters.Published 3 months ago by Kerrie Maples
Very repetitive, Kindle format not very reader friendly. I suffer from plantars fasciitis and thought I might learn something new - I did not. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D Cameron
Excellent book with loads of information. I am a long distance hiker and I have sweaty feet that easily get blisters. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karl Schmidt
I purchased this book after a pilgrimage through Spain and wish I wouuld have had the knowledge fronm this book before I left. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Barbara Fredrickson