Lower Limb

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How Different Tissues in Our Body Respond to Running

What happens to muscles, bones, and tendons when they are optimally loaded Vs what happens when we overload them? Physiotherapist Henry Clarke discusses the impact on our tissues when we run or perform impact exercise.

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Stress Fractures of The Leg

Bone injuries and bone stress fractures are becoming one of our most commonly treated complaints since lockdown began. SEM Consultant Dr Michael Burdon discusses the causes and treatments available for these kinds of injuries.

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To Stretch or not to Stretch? That Is The (Runners’) Question

If you are a runner who stretches before and after a run, you’re likely in the majority. Physiotherapist Stephen Armstrong explores the facts behind stretching for runners and if it really is as helpful as we’ve been led to believe.

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Tibialis Posterior: Pain On The Inside Of The Ankle

If you have suffered with a building pain on the inside of your ankle, the tibialis posterior muscle that starts at the back of the tibia (shin bone) and travels along the inside of our ankle turning from muscle into tendon, can often be the cause of your ankle pain.

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Muscle Inhibition in Knee Pain

If an area is injured or inflamed the muscles around it can likely switch off’ leading to other muscles and areas having to work harder to compensate. We discuss this in relation to the knee, the signs, symptoms and appropriate treatment.

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That Ankle Sprain will be fine! Will It?

Ankle sprains are a common injury, for which you might think that after a bit of rest, it will resolve itself. Physiotherapist Stephen Armstrong explains why these injuries shouldn’t be overlooked.

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I Need New Running Shoes

Podiatrist Louise Stirk discusses what do you need to be aware of, in your own foot anatomy, before buying running shoes; pronation, flat feet, dropped arches, Achilles issues, hyperflexibility, mobility & how to find the right fit for your foot.

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Achilles Tendinopathy and Running

Previously referred to as Tendonitis, Achilles Tendinopathy is one of the most common foot / ankle / lower limb injuries across the board — and not just with runners. Physiotherapist Vinay Palmer discusses the risk factors and treatments related to this complaint.