Active Podiatry Blog Posts

Fungal nail infections – the facts

Embarrasing feet? “You won’t have seen feet as bad as mine!” This is a comment I often hear before patients take off their socks and shoes but the truth is, after 20 + years in clinical practice, I probably have and there is little that can shock me these days! People are often very self-conscious…

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Athletes’ Foot – You don’t have to be an athlete to get it!

  Athlete’s Foot has been with us as long as we have been wearing shoes. Once a rare condition, it increased in the 1900s due to increased participation in sport and travel, hence the name, Athletes Foot. What causes it? Athletes Foot is caused by tiny fungal spores which live on our skin all of…

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How to Strengthen the Soleus Calf Muscle

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 News! July Update

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 your shin splints

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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Active Podiatry Up and Running Again!

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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Bunions – The Facts

      Are your bunions bothering you? Bunions are an acquired deformity of the big toe joint which can be very painful in certain shoes and reduce your efficiency in running and walking. They are caused by a gradual drifting of the big toe towards the minor toes, causing an increased angle in the…

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Maintaining Your Running Fitness And Avoiding Injury During The Covid-19 Pandemic

  Without a doubt we are living in difficult times with the current Covid-19 pandemic, and it is sometimes hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but this crisis will pass, and we will be able to go back to do the things we love to do in the company of…

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They Think It’s All Over – It Is Now…..

They Think Its All Over – It Is Now…… Well, can’t say I didn’t see it coming, and here we are. No London Marathon this Spring, postponed to, fingers crossed, October, a chiller prospect perhaps, but we may appreciate a giant street party after all the bad stuff we are going to have to get…

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Fix Your Foot Pain!

An athlete with foot pain sitting on grass

Up to 80% of the population will suffer from foot and ankle pain at some point in their lives. Whether caused by a sporting injury, a painful corn or an ingrown toe nail, foot and ankle pain can stop us from doing the exercise activites we love, whether that is going for a run, a…

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