Active Podiatry Blog Posts

Active Podiatry Reopening

A runner jumping in a grassy field

I am very much looking forward to reopening Active Podiatry’s doors, albeit on a limited basis, from Monday 1st June. My main concern is for all our health and safety and myself and my team have carefully considered professional, scientific and government advice in deciding who I can treat at the Practice given the current…

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Bunions

  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. Shoes have traditionally got the blame for this condition but, although too tight shoes certainly don’t help, the fact is you inherit them…

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Maintaining Your Running Fitness And Avoiding Injury During The Corona Lockdown

  Without a doubt we are living in difficult times with the current Covid-19 crisis, 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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Corona Virus Information

  We are currently offering a limited face to face appointment service at our Practice. This will require prior assessment before you can come in so please call us on 01580 211133 if you want to book an appointment. Our main concern is your health and safety, and we are doing all we can to…

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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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My Marathon Blog Part 2: The Road Ahead

Tim Veysey-Smith Cross Country Running

The Best Laid Plans…. Having recovered from the shock of actually getting a ballot place in the London Marathon and sorting out a charitable cause to raise money for along the way (www.forgottenfeet.org), I have started thinking about the next most important bit, the training plan. Now there are a bewildering variety of plans out…

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My Marathon Blog Part 1: But we had a deal!!

I have an arrangement with the London Marathon. It’s a fine one, and it works like this. Every year since running it in 2014, I sit down and watch the Marathon. I get emotional, tear up a bit entirely forgetting the 4 hours and 20 minutes of pain I went through and apply for the…

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Shockwave Therapy – How it can fix your foot pain fast

Patient receiving Shockwave Therapy treatment for a tendon injury

  What is extracorporeal shockwave therapy? Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a highly effective treatment which directs a series of high-energy impulses to the affected area of an injured muscle or tendon using a specialised piece of equipment.       How does it work?  1) The treatment produces an inflammatory response around the injured…

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When is it ok to return to running after an injury?

A runner jumping in a grassy field

Dealing with running injuries as I do on a regular basis, one of the questions I most commonly get asked by runners is ‘when can I return to running?’ I know as a runner that, when you get injured, you have mixed feelings. On the one hand you obviously want to get back to running…

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