Top tips for walking in hot weather

Top tips for walking in hot weather   I had a useful chat with a patient recently who is lucky enough to be heading off to Greece for some walking and island hopping this Summer, and he was asking me for some tips about how to maintain his foot health during his trip. When walking…

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One exercise you can do to prevent Plantar Fasciitis

One thing you can do to prevent Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis, or strain to the Plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot, is the most common cause of heel pain, and if you have suffered from this you will know it can set you back weeks if not months, making exercise activities miserable if…

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Stress Fractures – The Facts

Stress fractures – The facts Stress fractures occur when there is a small hairline crack in the bone, usually in the lower limb. Common sites are the foot and shin, or tibia. Unlike common fractures, which are caused by a sudden impact, stress fractures are caused by overuse and are therefore most common in athletes…

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Ice or Heat? Which is best for an injury?

  Ice or heat?¬†Which is best for an injury?   Ice is nice, right? When something feels sore, putting an ice pack on it seems like a natural thing to do. It numbs the pain, cools the area down and feels nice. But is it always the best thing for an injury?   What does…

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A Guide to Buying Winter Trail Running Shoes

A guide to buying Winter trail running shoes   At this time of the year, conditions underfoot are changing fast. Surfaces which were dry and hard baked are slowly turning to mush, with trails and paths becoming more slippery, and the weather getting colder and wetter. Whilst road running shoes work pretty much the same…

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