Summer: podiatrist footballers, athletes foot blisters and calluses undermine
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Prepare the ‘precious’ work instruments against damage and pitfalls of the profession against blisters, calluses and trauma to the nails. And ‘they have to do professional footballers with their feet before the summer retreats pre-season, which will start next week. “The first thing to do is prepare the skin of the foot to prevent blisters at the
beginning of summer training – explains to Adnkronos Health Pierluigi Gennari, podiatrist AC Milan and the Italian national football – using creams ‘ad hoc’ for make the skin soft and supple.
Preventive work – precise – that must precede the most intense phase of the training, the majority of joint effort, to avoid, for example, painful blisters. “Almost all of the ‘big’ in the Italian top flight – he adds – they make a Control of foot health, even with the examination baropodometric, or to verify the presence of posture problems, because – look – can not afford to have a ‘ailment’ earlier in the season. But few are really careful and scrupulous in the year”. This kind of attention towards the feet, according to the expert, should be kept in mind by those who practice endurance sports such as marathon runners”. Improve and treat the elasticity of dermis of the joint, often under thermal stress and physical – he adds – also protects against injury from rubbing, so prevalent in runners. “An alarm bell not to be overlooked in the case
of the foot is the link with the posture.” At the beginning of season football – warns the podiatrist – evaluating anatomically and functionally, with the examination baropodometric, the lower limb, thanks to the findings of the pressure that this exerts on the ground in an upright position and gait. In this way we can see if there are concerns and act now.” “I postural problems can affect heterogeneously footballers – emphasizes Gennari – often depend on the anatomy of the limb. Some ‘top player’ have never had trouble in his career, others are affected more often, coming to suffer from plantar fasciitis or tendinitis. Phenomena – he continued – that may occur because it is football tradition scarpino use one with a half number smaller for greater touch sensitivity. The fungi, however, can occur because athletes wash much, but – end – often dry quickly. And one foot wet is a ‘cradlÈ for these organisms.”
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