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Top Foot Care Tips for Football Players

Over $2 billion is spent in Australia annually to treat their sportspersons, professional or otherwise.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported that Australian soccer and football players make up most of the demographics for hospitalisations. These sports require plenty of footplay, which is why foot care is extremely important for these players.

1) Blister Prevention

Your shoes should fit both the length and the width of your feet. When your cleats fit just right, there’s less friction between your heels and the inside of the shoes, lowering the chances of getting blisters.

If you already have blisters, keep the area clean and place a bandage over it to prevent more aggravation.

2) Toenails Trimming

Getting your feet stepped on is not new on the field.

The longer your toenails are, the easier they get damaged, cracked or even ripped up! Keep your nails short and you … Read the rest

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Collecting the Supplies for Catheter Use

When someone you know or provide patient care for relies on a catheter or other supplies that are used for urine function, you need to understand the different types of supplies that are available and how to care for them. You can usually order most of the items that are needed from companies online. Once you have all of the supplies that are needed, you can examine them to learn how they are properly used before using them with your patient or family member.

Catheters

A catheter is one of the most common urological supplies that you will use. There are various sizes that you can order depending on the size that is comfortable for the patient. You will also find that there are different types of catheters depending on how they are inserted, such as a Foley catheter or an external catheter. You need to pay attention to the … Read the rest

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