Active Podiatry Blog Posts

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

  Along with many other Podiatry businesses across the country, we have taken the extremely difficult decision to close our Practice for all but the most urgent of cases until further notice. Having listened to advice both from the government and our professional body, it is clear that the risks to you, our clients, and…

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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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Our toes. Why are they important in running?

This little piggy?  We don’t pay much attention to our toes, unless its playing ‘this little piggy’ games with the kids, or if they make contact with a piece of furniture in the dark! However, our toes play an important role in stabilising our foot against the ground, contributing to a stable base of support…

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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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What is Causing my Forefoot Pain?

An athlete with foot pain sitting on grass

I am getting pain in the front of my foot and I can’t work out what’s going wrong! Pain in the front of the foot or forefoot pain, sometimes known as Metatarsalgia, is a common cause of foot pain but can be quite frustrating for runners to self diagnose via Dr Google as it does…

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