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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Those dratted corns and calluses were causing me so much pain that I was limping around after my walks. I could tough it out for the 3 miles, but then the pain would get to me. But, my life has been changed! A fairly simple product, Vita-Gel Toe Protector, has taken away most of the pain and given me a more enjoyable walk. Also, i was reminded today about the benefit of using moleskin on the sole of my one foot to cover a plantar wart during sandal weather. Made all the difference last summer, so I will continue using them.
In addition to good shoes and socks, these items have become essential to my walks. I just placed an order for 10 more of the toe protectors. The first two I used lasted about 3 weeks. I've worn through one of them (the callus on my big toe) but the one protecting the corn between my toes is still going strong. But, I want to have a good supply on hand. They are not that easy to find - and, having found the 'perfect' ones, I don't want to experiment with any others. I found these particular toe 'condoms' at amazon.com and here.
I have not been able to find the Profoot Vita-Gel Toe Protectors in a brick and mortar store. The moleskin adhesive pads are available in my local Walgreen store - and the Walgreen brand works very well. The pads are thin and protective and the adhesive lasts from 14-21 days. Not a bad deal. I cut the adhesive pads to shape, so I get 3 pieces per sheet - so 9 pieces per package. YMMV.
Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude. You can trust the information you find here. It's from a dedicated walker. Trust me and your life will get better! I promise.