The stresses and aches that one must endure to cross a finish line 26.2 miles away from where you started can often prevent you from ever reaching it. The elusive goal is only crossed after a grueling struggle between body and mind; logic and determination. It is estimated that less than one percent of the population will ever run a marathon. Understanding the punishing nature of the marathon, it is not hard to see why.
At VitalityMedical.com we think you can do it. In fact, we’re here to help-by offering products that can help keep your eyes on the trail and your mind focused. Sometimes the difference between finishing and disappointment can be small. That is where we come in.
One of the most problematic ailments to a runner is the blistering of heals and toes. Along with wearing shoes that fit you comfortably, a quality lubrication can do wonders for your feet. Surgilube by Fougera is a lubricating jelly that does not irritate skin. For best results simply apply the Surgilube to your heels, toes, and any other part of the foot that may cause discomfort. Doing this creates a thin barrier and decreases the amount of friction that can cause pain and blisters.
Another great product that Vitality Medical offers is Luekotape by BSN. Leukotape P Sports Tape is a rayon-backed adhesive tape that can help with a number of issues, such as Plantar Fasciitis and ankle sprains. While you are recovering from an ankle sprain, your lateral ligaments are tender and don’t offer the stability needed to protect your subtalar joint. This is where BSN’s Leukotape P can help. By taping the foot in a position that helps your heel stay in place, or “locked,” you can run with the extra support that your ligaments need.
Leukotape can also help with Plantar Fasciitis. When the plantar fascia is inflamed, the more room it has to contract the more you feel it. By using a compressing sports tape for support, you can help prevent additional discomfort by taping the arch so that it is secured to the rest of the foot.
While preparing for your marathon you can also bring a roll of Leukotape P Sports Tape along for the run. The moment you feel a hot spot developing on your foot, stop and apply the tape as a layer of protection. Put it on tight and smooth so as not to add bulk or cause additional friction. This will keep the blister from getting worse. Leukotape is great to prevent and help with blisters.
Other athletic tape options can be found at Sports Tape. For 11 years VitalityMedical has been a leader in the Medical Supply industry. Whether it’s helping you finish your marathon and reach your goals, or helping you get back on your feet after an accident, Vitality Medical is here to help.