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Achilles tendon pain in runners

Achilles tendon pain in runners

Achilles tendon pain in runners is a very common overuse injury.  It causes pain and stiffness in the Achilles tendon below the calf muscle.  The most up to date description of this condition, is actually Achilles tendinopathy.  This more accurately describes the condition as it is most often not an inflammatory condition as the name…

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Shin Splints

Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common overuse injury that cause pain in the front of the shin bones when you run.  Shin splints is actually not a diagnosis, but a general term used to describe any exercise induced pain in the shins.  For this blog we will be focussing on one common cause of shin pain,…

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Runner’s Knee

Running Injuries | Footcare Scotland

Runner’s knee is one of the most common running injuries we see in the clinic.  Runner’s knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, is a general term used to describe pain at the front of the knee.  The patella (kneecap) lies within the quadriceps tendon and the back of the patella is covered with smooth cartilage.  This…

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How to treat plantar fasciitis at home?

Plantar fasciitis

If you have developed pain in the bottom of your heel that is worst in the morning, then there is a very good chance that you have plantar fasciitis.  Plantar fasciitis is a very common and very frustrating condition.  It  can stop you from doing the activities you love, and generally makes life a bit…

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How much do custom orthotics cost?

custom orthotics

Custom orthotics are commonly used to treat a variety of painful foot, ankle and lower limb conditions.  But how much do custom orthotics cost? Conditions commonly treated with custom orthotics include plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, painful tendons, flat foot, ankle instability, shin splints and anterior knee pain. Custom foot orthotics are also widely used to maintain…

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What causes pain in the ball of the foot?

pain in the ball of the foot

Pain in the ball of your foot can be frustrating and limit you from your normal activities. If you have pain in the ball of your foot you are not alone- this is something that we treat in clinic on a daily basis.  There are many conditions that can cause pain in the ball of…

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Sesamoiditis

pain in the ball of the foot

The sesamoid bones are two small bones that sit directly underneath the big toe joint.  The bones themselves sit within a tendon and help the toe joint move correctly.  Sesamoiditis is a painful condition that affects these bones, and causes pain on the underside of the big toe joint.    What causes sesamoiditis?  The sesamoid bones can be…

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Steroid injections for plantar fasciitis- do they work?

Plantar fasciitis

Steroid injections for plantar fasciitis are a common treatment – but do they work?  Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition that presents as pain on the underside of the heel.  It is particularly sore first thing in the morning and after periods of inactivity.  It is a very common issue, and something that we…

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Nutrition and diet

Nutrition

At a recent sports medicine conference, I was lucky enough to listen to a lecture from esteemed sports medicine doctor, Dr. Peter Brukner.  He spoke about the effects of nutrition not only on sporting performance but on our general health.  He is passionate about reducing the amount of sugar that we eat and has set…

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Why do I have heel pain?

heel pain

If you are suffering from heel pain, you are certainly not alone!  Heel pain is a very common problem and affects around 10% of people. Sometimes it can be caused by a specific injury but most of the time it caused by repetitive stress. There are actually many conditions that could be causing your pain,…

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