Capsulitus   What is Capsulitis?   The joints in our toes are surrounded by a fibrous capsule in turn surrounded by ligaments which protects and stabilises the joint , contains the synovial joint fluid and facilitates smooth movement. Capsulitis is an inflammation of the joint capsule causing pain, instability and loss of movement in the…

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  How do I know if my heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis? Heel pain is often diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis, and to be fair, Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. However, there are many causes of heel pain and it is important to get the correct diagnosis to avoid wasting your time…

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  Are you pushing too hard and risking an overuse injury? It is easily done, but a regular self care check on your running to make sure you are not pushing the limits too far and risking an injury can save you a lot of grief and unecessary time away from running. Here are 8…

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  As if getting a running injury is not frustrating enough, the research evidence tells us that you are much more likely to get the same injury again in the future. Why is this? When we suffer a running related injury such as an Achilles tendinopathy, the injured structure goes through cellular changes as part…

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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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