Active Podiatry Blog Posts

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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Active Podiatry News January

We are now in the heart of Winter, and although the trails and footpaths are slowly turning into quagmires of wet mud, I have noticed lots of people venturing out in all weathers for runs and walks at the weekends. This is unusual for the time of year, and it appears that the current Lockdown…

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Is it OK to run every day?

This January I completed the Run 31 Challenge to raise funds for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. Throughout January I ran every single day, completing a total of 100 miles, and raised a total of £341 for the charity. My legs are tired but I am chuffed to bits to have completed it!…

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Do I need to walk 10,000 steps a day?

  A top gadget on many Christmas lists this year is a Fitbit. Sitting down to Christmas dinner with one on your wrist certainly helps with the Christmas guilt, but it only works if you use it! The accepted wisdom is that we should all be taking 10,000 steps per day for optimal health and…

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A Guide to Buying Winter Trail Running Shoes

        At this time of the year, conditions underfoot are changing fast. Surfaces which were dry and hard baked are slowly turning to mush, with trails and paths becoming more slippery, and the weather getting colder and wetter. Whilst road running shoes work pretty much the same all the year round, running…

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Active Podiatry November/December Newsletter

We are slowly heading out of the Autumn into the Winter season. I notice on my runs that the Autumn golds are turning to brown and the leaves underfoot are getting more mushy! It seems that we may have a difficult Winter ahead of us even though vaccines will soon be here to rescue us…

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A Guide to Choosing Winter Walking Boots

Thinking of getting into some Winter walking but not sure which boots to get? Here is a rough guide to selecting the right walking boot. Size Two things to bear in mind. Firstly, make sure there is some wiggle room for your toes. Your feet will expand as you walk so boots that are too…

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