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Reigate Half Marathon running tips

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Podiatrist Iain Johnston gives some tips for runners who will be taking part in the Reigate Half Marathon on 21 September. Make sure your feet last.

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Nail fungus and laser treatment update

After working with the Pinpointe fungal laser for over a year I thought it was time to put my observations down.

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Exercise and biomechanics

Many people wake up one day, realising they need to get mobile. They get more aches and pains, put on weight, and generally feel out of puff.

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Functional Hallux Limitus

Functional Hallux limitus refers to a perfectly normal 1st Joint that is not allowed to work like it should.

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Severs Disease – heel pain in children

A biomechanical assessment is necessary to establish cause, streching and orthotics may be needed as well as adjustment to sporting habits to allow healing.

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Osteoarthritis in the knee

The one approach that is overlooked is functional biomechanics. How the foot and legs work and their effect on how the knee works.

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Callus and Corns

The surface layer of the skin consists of high levels of keratin which is a protein that gives it its resilience. The new cells migreate throught the Dermis up throught the Epidermis and eventually they fall off.

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Dropped, Dropping, Fallen Arches

You can see how dropped arches can be the fore runner of a whole host of ailments, which unless dealt with correctly can cause much aches and pains.

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Verrucae – Plantar Warts

There are perhaps over a hundred varieties of the virus and can grow or manifest in many places on the body, Certain types prefer the feet and they can take different shapes.

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Plantar fasciitis – aka heel spur or policemen’s heel

The plantar fascia consists of a band of tissue (tendon) that extends from the heel (calcaneus) and splits into three parts as it approaches the forefoot.

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