Athletes Foot

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Athletes Foot:

  • Echinacea Angustifolia
  • Echinacea Purpurea
  • Marigold
  • Neem Leaf
  • Pau Darco
  • Topical tea tree oil

Natural Cures and Remedies for Athletes Foot

It also increases the body’s synthesis of collagen and elastin, another tissue protein. Anthony Martin, D.C., of Montréal, has advised many professional Canadian athletes who have been injured. In one case, a hockey player who had injured his knee was told by his team’s physician that he would probably need surgery and be on the sidelines for eight weeks.

Mavrogenis’s conversations with health writer Bjørn Falck Madsen and a researcher at a Scandinavian vitamin company led to a specific supplement regimen. The rower started taking the supplements and was able to resume rowing within a few weeks. One success led to another, and today Mavrogenis routinely uses a combination of omega-3 fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid, and antioxidants (brand name Bio-Sport), along with deep muscle massage, to treat chronic overuse and inflammatory disorders. About one-third of his clinic’s patients are elite athletes.

Echinacea Angustifolia, Echinacea Purpurea, Marigold, Neem Leaf, Pau Darco, Topical tea tree oil

Søren Mavrogenis, a physiotherapist in Copenhagen and the physical therapist for the Danish Olympic team, uses a combination of fatty acids and antioxidants to treat injuries among Olympians and other elite athletes. The fatty acids include omega-3 fish oils (706 mg daily), gamma-linolenic acid (670 mg daily), and modest amounts of antioxidant vitamins and minerals.

An office worker can feel an improvement in his range of motion from simple adopting a regimen of regular stretching while on the job. There is another benefit that occurs when the range of motion of a person is increased: He or she is able to develop superior balance, which will also cause the person to be more mobile. Another important thing that regular stretching does for a person not just athletes or those who work long hours in an office setting every day of the workweek is that it can help in reducing the risks for injury and also speed up recovery time in the event of injuries that have already occurred. Regular stretching works to condition both the joints and the muscles of a person!

Every person involved in athletic activities risks some type of injury. Professional athletes are conditioned and trained to minimize the risk of such injuries, but injuries still occur. For example, professional baseball pitch-ers usually rest for at least three days after starting a game. Weekend warriors, people who engage in sports only occasionally, are often neither conditioned nor trained. They run a high risk of developing overuse injuries, such as tennis elbow, golf elbow, or sore knees, as well as far more serious injuries. ‘Boomeritis,” a term used to describe athletic injuries in the middle-age baby boomer generation, has increased dramatically in recent years. During the 1990s, medical office visits for boomeritis jumped by 33 percent among people between ages thirty-five and fifty-four. During the same time, emergency room treatment of sports-related injuries shot from 276,000 to 365,000 in the United States.

Other Danish Olympic athletes have benefited similarly with a variety of inflammatory injuries, including those of the shoulders, arms, legs, and Achilles’ heal. In general, inflammation subsides about a month after starting the supplements, but some people have responded within a week, while others take several months.