Have you considered acupuncture as a treatment? Many people shudder at the thought of having someone stick multiple needles in them, which is a logical thought to have. When it comes to acupuncture however, the aim of this article is to highlight why it’s not as scary as you may think, and why it could […]
Growing Pains or Something Else? More recently I have started seeing an increased number of younger patients coming through my door. The primary reason for this is that I have recently become associated with a number of local sports clubs, which are full of enthusiastic young athletes. Their enthusiasm however can sometimes cause them to […]
Would I benefit from a Biomechanical Assessment? Firstly what is biomechanics? Biomechanics is focussed on the study of examining why the body moves in the way that it does, it encompasses the way the bones and muscles move in relation to one another and how our body interacts with external factors, such as the […]
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...
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]