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    Osu Everybody
    Can anybody help me?it urgent! my foot keeps splitting or tearing in the middle of the balls on my feet from pivoting. Its mainly when i'm exacuting round house kicks, my foots to soft or somthing, i work lots so i don't have time to kick my shoes off conditioning them by walking around bare feet. Anybody got some idears to help taughen my skin or anybody experienced this problem before. Ive been selected for a world cup this year and practicing my round house kicks is a must

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    About the only thing you can do is let it heal for which there are several agents that you could apply to help the process, and then train again. However, if this happens repeatedly, then it will probably continue to happen period. Once regular tissue is replaced with scar tissue, it is much easier to re-tear than it was before.

    In the meantime, try taping the injured area and see what happens...

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    Yes, try tapping it and see if that helps. You could also try the
    product "tough skin" which basically is a spray that toughens up
    a cut area and allows it to heal. Bottom line though is that you
    just need to practice for awhile with bare feet and the bottoms
    of your feet will toughen up and this problem will go away.

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    We used to condition the bottoms of our feet for week long abusive hikes by rubbing them down with rubbing alcohol once a day. Might help.

    Also, get your feet checked for fungus by a pro. It can be hard to spot and will deaden the elasticity of the skin.
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    We used to condition the bottoms of our feet for week long abusive hikes by rubbing them down with rubbing alcohol once a day.



    This will only dry the skin out and exacerbate the problem.

    Let them heal. Tape and tough skin are good options. Once they heal start training them on short carpet for short periods, 30 to 45 minutes, no more than three time a week. It will abrade and toughen without over drying the feet.

    The idea of getting them checked for fungus is dead on.

    Good luck.
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    Default ball of my foot keeps splitting from kicks

    Thanks for replying so quickly OSU!
    can sombody tell me where i might be able to purchase some "Tough Skin"
    also any tips on bandaging the ball of the foot?

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    Tough Skin or something like it should be available at
    almost any pharmacy such as Rite Aid, etc. With the
    wrapping of the foot, you are just going to have to
    experiment. However when taping the foot wrap
    all the way around it so that it has the potential to
    stay on. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakia benny
    my foot keeps splitting or tearing in the middle of the balls on my feet from pivoting.
    I use this stuff on all of my open, split skin ouchies: Bag Balm It says it's only for animals...but....my grandmother turned me on to it when I was a kid (despite her many poultice tortures) and I swear by it. It kills most all nasty germs, bacteria and fungus while healing. When I get chaffs from tatami and from shime waza, there is nothing better IMHO.
    Last edited by Mekugi; 01-18-2006 at 13:45.
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