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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.
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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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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain happens when the foot rolls out excessively, causing the supporting ligaments on the outside of the ankle to stretch and tear. This usually happens when walking on uneven ground or participating in sports. How do I know if I’ve got one? There will usually be a…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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,…Read more