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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.

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.

Functional Hallux Limitus

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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