Active News August

  Active News August Hope you all had an enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend – at least it didn’t rain! August has been a quieter month at Active with more people away on holiday etc, so it gave me the opportunity to take a week’s break in the Swiss Alps, enjoying the stunning scenery around Lauterbrunnen…

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Capsulitis

Capsulitus   What is Capsulitis?   The joints in our toes are surrounded by a fibrous capsule in turn surrounded by ligaments which protects and stabilises the joint , contains the synovial joint fluid and facilitates smooth movement. Capsulitis is an inflammation of the joint capsule causing pain, instability and loss of movement in the…

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Do I need to walk 10,000 steps a day?

  A top gadget on many Christmas lists this year is a Fitbit. Sitting down to Christmas dinner with one on your wrist certainly helps with the Christmas guilt, but it only works if you use it! The accepted wisdom is that we should all be taking 10,000 steps per day for optimal health and…

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How we are keeping you safe during the Pandemic

Now all Corona virus restrictions have been removed, we are still being advised as an essential medical practice to continue with mask wearing for the time being. This in order to protect the clinically vulnerable and reduce the risk of infection during the current wave due to the Delta variant. Please continue to wear a…

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Fungal nail infections – the facts

Embarrasing feet? “You won’t have seen feet as bad as mine!” This is a comment I often hear before patients take off their socks and shoes but the truth is, after 20 + years in clinical practice, I probably have and there is little that can shock me these days! People are often very self-conscious…

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