Active Podiatry Blog Posts

Dealing with a late stage injury before the marathon

Dealing with a late stage injury before the marathon Running injuries in the later stages of marathon training are unfortunately all too common. The intensity of marathon training places a lot of stress and strain on the body, especially as the long miles build up towards the end. This will seem like the worst possible…

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Active News August

  Active News August Hope you all had an enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend – at least it didn’t rain! August has been a quieter month at Active with more people away on holiday etc, so it gave me the opportunity to take a week’s break in the Swiss Alps, enjoying the stunning scenery around Lauterbrunnen…

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What can cause pain on the top of your foot?

What can cause pain on the top of your foot? Finding the cause of pain on the top of the foot can be a tricky problem to manage, as it has many causes and Dr Google isn’t always helpful in tracking down the solution. Here is a list of the 3 most common causes of…

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Should you use Ice or Heat for an injury?

    Ice is nice, right? When something feels sore, putting an ice pack on it seems like a natural thing to do. It numbs the pain, cools the area down and feels nice. What does ice do?   The long-held theory behind using ice to relieve pain after injury is that it reduces ‘pathological’…

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Spring Running Tips

Spring Running Tips Spring is here, or at least it looks like it, even if it doesn’t feel like it outside!. Spring is a time to start up your Summer training plan, sort out your shoes and gear for the warmer weather, or maybe venture out for the very first time as a new runner.…

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When can I run again? How to return to running after injury

‘When can I run again after an injury?’ This is a question I often get asked by runners recovering from a long layoff after injury. Often there is apprehension mixed with a desire to get out there again, and with that the temptation to push too hard too soon. Runners are often concerned that they…

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Capsulitis

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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Active News March 2021 Group exercise is back!

Welcome to Active news. Monday 29th of March was a significant milestone in the pandemic as well as the health of the nation, with travel restrictions being eased and, more importantly, the reopening of sports clubs and group exercise activities. It seems fitting that our first opportunity to meet in groups will likely be for…

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How do I know if my heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis?

  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?

  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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