Top Tips On How To Prevent Running Pains And Irritations
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No matter what stage of a runner you are, beginner or Pro, all us runners will eventually damage our skin. Here are a few little problems we encounter and how to treat them.
The Fix - Good Foot wear is essential of course. Put some baby powder on your feet. Synthetic double layered socks, moisture-wicking socks made from high-tech fabric help alot. Applying a band-aid can help too.
If the blister is so big and you can see the liquid under the skin, man/woman up and drain it. Sterilize a needle with alcohol or boiled water, wash the area and burst that baby. Leave the skin on(do not peel off) disinfect the area, apply some antibiotic ointment and a band-aid.
2 Athlete’s Foot. This is a fungus that thrives in dark moist places, causing redness, blisters, itching ,painful scaling, and humming odour, and is often between your toes or on your soles.
The Fix - Apply an anti-fungal cream and kill it. Keep applying after it has disappeared because the fungus still remains.
3 Jogger’s Nipple. Also known as Fissure of the nipple, is the condition of irritation, dryness , or bleeding of one or both the nipples and is caused by friction and repeated rubbing against fabric, especially wet cotton, during a long race.
The Fix - Wear a shirt that wicks moisture. Apply plasters or nipple guards. Run topless depending on weather of course. Wear a sports bra, compression vest, or some sort of chest binding clothing.
4 Jogger’s Toes. This is also know as Black Toe. Running down hill squashes your toes up against your shoes, causing them to bleed under the toenail, which bruise them and turn them black. Can be very sore.
The Fix - Keep your toenails trimmed straight across. Get your shoes properly fitted. Shoes that are too big or slippery can create the problem.
The Fix - Try Avoiding tight clothes, or different fibers. Wear short Lycra tights, this may minimize friction. Women using sports bras that cause chafing should find one with flat or covered seams. Use talcum or alum powder, or a friction busting petroleum jelly.
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