Athletic feet can stay active with the right preventive care


The foot forms a unit together with the talocalcanean and knee joints,
the hip and spine. Complications in one part of the system may have
serious effects on other parts. In simple terms, the foot forms the
skeletal base in this unit. It makes it possible to maintain our
balance when standing, and supports the movement process
when walking. Due to its stable foundation, sporting activities
such as jumping, running, dancing or climbing are possible in
the first place. Complications on the foot may therefore be
accompanied by destabilisation of the entire body statics.


Severe strain
Intensive athletic training may cause excess
foot strain, especially in running sports.
The affected area first shows skin problems
such as blisters or weals which the affected
person usually does not take seriously. But
even these comparatively harmless problems
can change the movement processes
during sports, and quickly impair the entire
body statics.

Good advice for athletes’ feet
Athletes’ feet fundamentally do not need
any other care than normal feet. A relaxing
footbath, a careful nail trim and the removal
of excess callus
as well as rich care are just
as important for athletically active feet as for
any others.

Avoiding and treating blisters
Perhaps the most common problems,
which especially affects endurance athletes,
involve blisters. If friction constantly acts
on a specific spot of the skin, hollow
spaces which fill with fluids may form in
the lower layers. A combination of medicinal
soap, lanolin, Vaseline and talcum as it is
contained in GEHWOL FOOT CREAM can
prevent blisters. Applied one millimetre
thick, the recipe forms a kind of protective
layer over the skin and allows for better
gliding in closed footwear. Friction resistance
is minimised, and the foot is protected
against nuisance blisters. If a painful blister
has already formed, special blister plasters
can effectively relieve pressure pain and
accelerate the healing process. Compeed
blister plasters acts like a second layer of skin.
It absorbs moisture and forms a protective cushion
to provide instant pain relief and optimum healing

Where does the shoe squeeze you?
The right shoes are an important prerequisite
for avoiding foot problems. Excessively
tight shoes or resistance in the shoes, such
as seams or pebbles, are usually responsible
for the formation of blisters and weals. But
the wrong socks can also cause friction
when walking. Fundamentally, the shoes
have to be adapted to the corresponding
types of sports and the performance intensity.

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