A pink and blue running shoe on grass

First and foremost, if you’re buying running shoes for the first time, attend a professional running specialist shop. Locally we have two very good shops that can advise you with up to date knowledge. They will assess your running style in store and check the fit of the trainer (you may try many, many pairs) before…

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A pair of feet with bunions

If you suffer with bunions you will know that finding shoes can be very tricky. Medically bunions are called Hallux Abducto Valgus or HAV. Painless or painful either way you want to have footwear to accommodate these changes. As the X ray shows this condition involves structural/boney changes. Soft tissues will also alter but because…

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A foot with a rubber band for strengthening exercises

Feet are our foundation and they need to be strong. Generally our feet are weak due to wearing shoes and forgetting we even have feet. Walking barefoot and exercising without shoes are a good starting point (if you dont have any injuries or pains). During running you create 3-4 times your body weight in force…

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Plantar fasciitis strapping technique step 2

Do your heels hurt first thing in the morning, or after resting? Does the pain ease off after you get moving? Is the pain stopping you from exercising? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you may be suffering with plantar fasciitis, or as it is rightly now referred to as…

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A woman performing foot stretches

A self care guide to address your current heel pain symptoms For many of us right now, walking and running are our only way to get out of the house and mentally feel better for some exercise and fresh air. This sudden increase in activity for some can lead to new heel pain. There are…

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The words 'same same but different' in neon lights

In short, there is no difference, they are both medical professionals who specialise in lower limb treatments. Always ensure that your podiatrist is HCPC registered at http://www.hpc-uk.org/check-the-register, a requisite for all UK podiatrists. The difference between the professions is geographical and historical. While chiropodist depicts foot specialists in the UK and Ireland, podiatrist is more…

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Infographic on walking

Walk locally as much as possible and remember to maintain your social distancing even when in the countryside. Protect our vulnerable and our healthcare system and staff. A great walking technique will give you better comfort, power, and speed. Whether you are a beginner or you want to improve your technique, these four steps will…

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Statue wearing a face mask

Dear Patients, The health and safety of our patients and our colleagues is of the utmost importance here at Fit Feet Podiatry. Like many businesses in the UK, we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and following the advice provided by the UK’s health authorities. In addition, we are following the guidelines of the…

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