Active Podiatry - Sports Podiatry for Runners & Athletes

Running injuries

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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Overtraining

An athlete sitting on a running track suffering foot pain from 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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Calf Strain

A runner with a calf problem or other sports injury

  My calf muscle hurts while running. What have I done? Calf muscle strain is caused by an injury to the calf muscles 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…

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Achilles Tendinopathy

A runner on a road suffering Achilles tendon pain

  Achilles Tendon injuries are common amongst runners and active people. The Achilles tendon is the longest tendon in the body and attaches the calf muscles to the foot. It is active in providing stability as the foot lands in the early contact phase of gait and in propulsion as the foot leaves the ground.…

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Stress Fractures

A podiatrist manipulating the foot of a patient with foot pain

Stress fractures Stress fractures occur when there is a small hairline crack in the bone, usually in the lower limb. Common sites are the foot and lower leg. Unlike common fractures, which are caused by a sudden impact, stress fractures are caused by overuse and are therefore most common in athletes doing impact sports such…

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