Active Podiatry - Sports Podiatry for Runners & Athletes

Frustrated by foot pain?
Held back by recurring injury?
Let's get you back on your feet

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Frustrated by foot pain?

Recurring injury?

Get back on your feet

- Sports Podiatry -

An athlete with foot pain sitting on grass

Foot Pain

Foot pain, ankle pain, heel pain or leg pain - it's frustrating not being able to do your favourite exercise. We can help with the cause of the pain to get you back on your feet and doing what you love.

Tim Veysey-Smith Podiatrist Running

Sports Injury

Are you recovering from a sports injury? Our Sports Podiatry service can help with stress fractures, shin splints, ankle sprains, calf strains, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendon problems and more.

Tim Veysey-Smith examining a patient's foot

Embarrassing Feet?

Whether it's cracked heels, verrucas, hard skin or nail problems, give your feet the care they need. Book an appointment now for treatment or advice with a foot massage and free foot care pack.

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Get an Assessment

Do you experience pain when running? Problems with pronation? Get an assessment including muscle strength, balance testing and gait analysis. Find out how your feet work and improve your running.

"I am very pleased with the  treatment and exercise advice that you gave me to make my foot feel so much better. I know where to come if I have any more foot problems and will definitely tell my friends about you. Thank you again."


"After 9 months of trying to sort out a painful Achilles tendon problem, sadly without any lasting success, I eventually decided to visit The Tonbridge Clinic. Fortunately, I was introduced to Tim Veysey-Smith and he quickly established the likely cause of my heel pain. With his guidance and support over a few short months, the daily pain that I had been experiencing has disappeared and I have even managed to meet my goal of getting back to regular running. Thank you very much Tim."


"Thanks to Tim Veysey-Smith for his help with a tendon injury I picked up when running. I had trouble even with walking when I first had the injury and now I am back running thanks to good advice on how long to rest and on the strength exercises I needed to do. Very glad I went to Tonbridge Clinic - highly recommend."


"Having visited a number of chiropodists in the area, Tim Veysey-Smith is in my opinion one of the best, ensuring chiropody can be a pain free experience."


"I suffered an attack of plantar fasciitis 6 weeks before a half marathon I was training for. I went to see Tim and he got me up and running again in time to run the race. Knowledgeable, friendly and gives clear advice."


Find Out More About Sports Podiatry

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Routine Foot Care

Routine foot care is the bread and butter of a podiatry practice and mine is no different! If you have unsightly and painful hard skin, find it difficult to cut your toe nails, or just like having your feet pampered, I am happy to help. I want you to feel like you are ‘walking on air’ after…

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Nail Surgery

In certain circumstances, despite conservative treatment, some toe nails may need to be removed to prevent the condition worsening. Partial or total removal of the nail under local anaesthetic is a highly successful technique which has been used by Podiatrists for many years to treat all different types of painful nail conditions – from nails which…

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Sports Injuries in Children

Just like us, children who are active and involved in sport are likely to get an injury at some point. Running, jumping, climbing, hopping skipping are all activities that place loads on the musculoskeletal system and from time to time injuries will happen. However, unlike adults, children recover quickly and in most cases after a…

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Shin Splints

My shins hurt when I run. Have I got shin splints? Shin splints, also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, is a general term to describe pain at the front of the lower leg, generally in the shin bone when running. It can also be experienced when walking quickly. What causes it? Stress on the…

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Stress Fractures

Stress fractures Stress fractures occur when there is a small hairline crack in the bone, usually in the lower limb. Common sites are the foot and lower leg. Unlike common fractures, which are caused by a sudden impact, stress fractures are caused by overuse and are therefore most common in athletes doing impact sports such…

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Calf Muscle Tear

What is a calf muscle tear? Calf muscle tears are an overload injury to the calf muscle at the back of the lower leg where the calf muscle is excessively strained during sporting activity. The injury can range in severity from a minor strain to a complete or partial tear in the muscle. How do…

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What is the most common sports injury? Ankle sprain, shin splints, knee pain? Nope none of those. The humble blister is by far the most common foot injury sustained by athletes involved in impact sports, in particular endurance sports such as running and hiking. At best they are irritating, at worst they can be show…

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy is one of the most common running sports injuries. The Achilles tendon is the longest tendon in the body and attaches the calf muscle to the foot. It is very active in runners as it helps with stability and propulsion. How does the tendon get injured? The injury occurs when the breakdown of…

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Verruca needling, also known as ‘Falknor’s Needling Technique,’ is an innovative and highly effective treatment for stubborn verrucas which just will not go away. Common verruca treatments, such as cryotherapy (freezing), or chemical caustics such as Salicylic Acid work by creating a themal or chemical burn in and around the verruca. This aims to resolve the verruca…

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