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Plantar Fasciitis getting you down?

Plantar fasciitis is a common source of frustration for many athletes and non-athletes alike, people can often find the condition dragging on for long periods without successful resolution. In longer conditions people can almost give up with treatment saying it is incurable see Jordan Henderson – http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/dec/04/liverpool-jordan-henderson-heel-injury We can ho...

What should I be looking for when I go to a running shop?

Before I qualified as a podiatrist I used to work in a high street running store and one of the most common questions I was asked was “What are the best trainers?” Now I am working as a podiatrist it is still a common question that gets asked to me. So what are the best trainers? […]

Oh no, there goes my ankle again.

For every active person there is always going to be the risk of spraining your ankle, whether it comes from a heavy tackle in football or a misplaced footstep when running. It is usually followed by immediate pain and that knowledge that you aren’t going to be able to carry on. What should you do […]

“My shins hurt when I run, does this mean I have Shin Splints?”

There are many reasons for developing pain around the shin during sporting activity. “Shin Splints” does not give us a true definition of any of these conditions and is used more as an umbrella term. One of the most common injuries that runners experience is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), this occurs due to inflammation […]