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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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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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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Shin Splints Explained

    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…

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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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Orthotics

What are Orthotics? Orthotics, or Orthoses, are specialised inserts that fit into the shoe and work by reducing the magnitude of abnormal forces acting on structures in the lower limb, thereby reducing pain and improving efficiency in balance, stability and movement. Where injury has occurred as a direct or indirect result of these excessive forces,…

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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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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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Fungal Nail Problems

The Problem – Fungal Toe Nails Fungal infection of the toe nails is a common complaint affecting 30% of the population. Once established on the nail bed, it distorts the shape of the nail, causing it to become discoloured and thickened. It is very resistant to treatments as  topical anti fungal treatments applied  on to…

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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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