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Stiff, painful big toe joint?

Do you have a stiff, painful big toe joint that stops you from doing the activities you love or limits the shoes that you can wear?  There is no need to suffer, we can help resolve your pain! The pain that you are suffering is likely being caused by wear and tear of the cartilage…

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5 simple tips to reduce your risk of running injury

If, like me, you were over indulgent over the festive period, you may be thinking about turning over a new leaf and setting goals around your health and fitness.  Many people at this time of year will turn to running as part of their New Year’s resolutions in a bid to burn off those excess…

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What are Foot Orthoses?

Foot orthoses are something that we commonly use in our practice to manage a wide variety of foot, ankle and lower limb conditions. In a Podiatry sense, Orthotics (or Foot Orthoses to give them their correct name) are medical devices that are accommodated within footwear.  They can serve many different purposes; to help prevent foot…

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Shin pain in a runner

I recently had a visit from a 48-year-old, male runner who was complaining of a 4-week history of shin pain.  He was training for the Berlin marathon, so was keen to be fit to resume training ASAP. He described his symptoms as a constant, dull ache affecting the inside of the left shin bone, the…

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How to choose running shoes

With more choice than ever, how do we choose the right running shoe? Running has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years and we now have a greater choice than ever when it comes to running shoes: minimalist, maximalist, neutral, stability, motion control, cushioned….. the list goes on. Historically we have been told…

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, a real pain in the……. heel Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common conditions that we treat in the clinic, and it can be an extremely frustrating condition. It will affect around 10% of the population and makes up around 15% of all adult foot complaints. The plantar fascia is a broad…

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Painful flat feet

Painful Adult Flat foot deformity can be a limiting and disabling condition Having shared a quick case study of a patient of mine on Facebook recently who was suffering from a painful flat foot deformity I thought it would be good to give a little more information about this condition as it is something I…

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Pain in the ball of the foot

In this case study we discuss one of the many causes of forefoot pain I recently had a visit from a lady in  her 5o’s, who was complaining of severe pain affecting the ball of her right foot.  The pain was so severe that she was having trouble walking and was complaining that even putting…

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Coming to terms with injury

We are absolutely delighted to present our first guest blog; it comes from ‘The Running Princess’ Allison McArthur.  Allison is an experienced marathon runner, avid Parkrunner and prolific blogger (you can follow her excellent blog here).  Allison wrote this blog a little while ago as she was coming to terms with a lower leg injury…

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My child is pigeon toed

The term in-toeing, or pigeon toed, is the term used to describe when a child walks or runs with their feet pointed inwards, instead of straight ahead. You may notice that your child appears clumsy or often trips, especially when they are tired.  In-toeing does not cause pain, and your child will be able to…

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