Training-Room Tips: Use Lipstick to Relieve Heel Spurs, Neuromas & Calluses
Training-Room Tips: Use Lipstick to Relieve Heel Spurs, Neuromas & Calluses

Training-Room Tips: Use Lipstick to Relieve Heel Spurs, Neuromas & Calluses

Dick Moss

One way to relieve the pain from a foot injury such as a heel spur, neuroma or tender callus, is to reduce direct pressure on the injured area. You can do this by removing the part of the shoe's insole beneath the painful spot. The effect is similar to the relief provided by a donut bandage.

Here's a way to specifically identify the portion of the insole to cut remove. All you need is a tube of lipstick, a marker and an exacto knife or scissors.

Lipstick Trick
Using the lipstick, mark the painful spot on the bottom of the foot. Remove the insole from the shoe and step directly down on top of it, so the lipstick marks the insole.

Place a quarter over the center of the mark and trace around it with a marker. Then cut out the circle, put the insole back into your shoe, and you're ready to run!


Reference: Injury Prevention Tips, Runner's World Online, 2006. http://www.runnersworld.com

 

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