Active Podiatry - Sports Podiatry for Runners & Athletes

Sports Podiatry Information

Shin Splints Explained

podiatry treatment for 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…

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Forefoot Pain

An athlete with foot pain sitting on grass

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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Athlete’s Foot

podiatrist examining a patient with athletes 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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Corns & Calluses

Patient with corns on their toes

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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Routine Foot Care

Tim Veysey-Smith examining a patient's foot

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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