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 -
GET BACK ON YOUR FEET

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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.

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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.

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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."

Heather

"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."

Robert

"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."

Karen

"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."

John

"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."

Peter

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Acupuncture

I am really pleased to be now offering Acupuncture and Dry Needling for pain relief following an intensive training course. Western Acupuncture, or Dry Needling is an effective treatment for persistent painful problems in the lower limbs. ​The treatment works by inserting tiny needles into the skin to stimulate nerve fibres increasing blood flow, releasing natural…

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Blisters

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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Athlete’s Foot

What is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s foot is caused by a micro-fungus which infects the skin. The skin can become itchy, red and sore or white soggy and cracked in between the toes. It can spread to the nails, causing a fungal nail infection which can be very hard to treat. I’m no athlete! How did…

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Gait Analysis

Gait analysis is literally watching you walk! The aim is to check movement patterns which may be contributing to injury or pain. ​This may be as simple as watching you walk up and down in the corridor using the Mk 1 Eyeball, right up to more complex assessments using a treadmill with multiple cameras to…

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Corns & Calluses

A normal thickening of the skin of the foot in response to pressure. If painful they can be removed painlessly with a sharp scalpel. If persistent they can be offloaded with an orthotic insole in the shoe to reduce pressure on that part of the foot. Click here to learn more about how orthotics can…

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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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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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Forefoot Pain

I am getting pain in the front of my foot and I can’t work out what’s going wrong! Pain in the front of the foot or forefoot pain, sometimes known as Metatarsalgia, is a common cause of foot pain but can be quite frustrating for runners to self diagnose via Dr Google as it does…

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Overtraining

Too much too soon ? As athletes we all want to improve our performance and shave those vital seconds or even minutes off our ‘PBs’ (Personal Best)!  The way to do this is to increase the intensity and frequency of training, and many amateur athletes believe that the harder and more often you train, the…

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