The Soleus is one of three calf muscles that run down the back of the leg from the knee to the Achilles tendon. This group of muscles is most active at the push-off, or late stance, phase of gait, plantar flexing the foot downwards to push us off the ground. The Soleus is the shorter…

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Active Podiatry July Update   Contents   Lockdown overuse injuries More on PPE Sandals without the guilt New opening hours Shin splints survival kit Shout out for local businesses   Lockdown overuse injuries   Since the easing of lockdown things have been busy at Active Podiatry with lots of bookings in the past few weeks…

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5 ways to fix shin splints

  Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, is a common complaint in runners that can be hard to get rid of. The tibia, along with its smaller companion the fibula, is the long bone that runs from the knee to the ankle and is an important shock absorber in running as it bends in…

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A runner jumping in a grassy field

We are now fully open again following advice from the College of Podiatry, my professional body, and  the government. Of course we are not back to normal yet and still need to ‘stay alert’. With that in mind we have put in place some extra protective measures at Active to reduce the risk of infection…

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