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Exercises for a pain free knee Mar 22, 2022

Many people feel pain and automatically think that rest is the best thing for you but unfortunately, in the majority of cases this doesn’t hold true for your knee joint. 

 

Your knee loves to keep moving. 

 

If you are experiencing stiffness or pain in your knee there...

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Couch To 5K Mar 15, 2022

With the summer around the corner and the evenings getting longer, there is no better time to get motivated to try something different.

I’ve got something for you which I’ve actually been trying for the past 2 months myself. 

 

Running! I know, the first thing that...

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Childrens Feet Mar 08, 2022

Patients with foot problems come to us in all shapes and sizes from 6 months to 100yrs. We love to see kids coming in as they are always smiling and have great stories to tell. My favourite memory is one 11yr old lad who brought in his accordion to one appointment to play a tune for me.

 

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Sesamoiditis – what is it? Mar 01, 2022

Sesamoiditis is an overuse injury that causes pain in the ball of the foot and specifically under the big toe joint.

The sesamoid bones are very small bones that are located under the big toe joint. They are similar in appearance to tiny kneecap bones and similarly, their job is to act...

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Foot Bursitis? What It Is & How Can It Be Treated Feb 23, 2022

Foot bursitis is rarely discussed in comparison to muscle, tendon, and ligament ailments, but surprisingly is a very common cause of foot pain.

We have bursae (plural of bursa) throughout our bodies. If they start causing problems it’s painful and incapacitating, so it’s wise to know...

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Orthotics.... Are They For Life Feb 15, 2022

Orthotics look quite similar to insoles but they are in fact medical devices which help to improve the mechanics and function of tissues and joints in your feet. 

 

You can think of orthotics like prescriptive glasses, the more you struggle with seeing objects further or closer away...

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Foot/ankle pain? It Could Be Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy Feb 07, 2022

With the mixed weather we’re having, it’s important to get out and make the most of it while you can.

Whether that’s walking or running, one of the biggest impacts to you health you can make is getting outside, breathing in fresh air and soaking up some vitamin D.

Unfortunately,...

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Five Causes of Persistently Cold Feet Jan 31, 2022

With the cold blast we are having at the moment, you  may be feeling it particularly in your feet or toes.

Your feet are prone to feeling cold, the problem affects everyone from time to time. 

 

On a chilly day, your body reacts to the drop in temperature by constricting the blood...

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Top 7 Most Common Foot Issues For Runners Jan 25, 2022

Most runners will find themselves sidelined with a foot injury or pain at some point. 

Anything from a simple blister to a more complex stress fracture can put a halt to training plans.

Most running injuries generally involve the lower body, including the knees, ankles, hips, groin, and...

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High Heels Don’t Just Cause Foot Pain Jan 17, 2022

From a podiatrists point of view I don’t recommend wearing heels higher then 3 inches, and this is because I know the damage high heels can actually do. (make sure you get a seat if you must)

So I figured I’d share with you, just so you’re aware it’s not only your feet...

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How do I make sure I am not too stiff to keep walking? Jan 10, 2022

This question is frequently asked by our clients who are keen to get back to their previous activity level but are concerned about possible adverse effects of overdoing it.

Muscle stiffness is common after an injury as rest can positively allow tissue to heal but on the latter can...

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Shin Splints.... What Are They And How Do I Treat Them? Jan 05, 2022

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is when you experience pain at the inner side your shin bone (known as the tibia). It is especially sore during or after exercise, whether it's running, playing sports or going for a walk. 

 

What are the signs and symptoms?

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