What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thin layer of tough connective tissue supporting the arch of the foot. Repeated microscopic tears of the plantar fascia cause pain, usually in the heel and is one of the most common foot disorders encountered by Podiatrists. It has been estimated that over two million peopleRead More

Biomechanics and musculoskeletal assessment – a guest blog by Jeremy Ousey MSc MCPod

Biomechanics and musculoskeletal assessment As part of working in private practice I regularly visit online forums for patients with common conditions – such as plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma and shin splints. I frequently read statements similar to “my friend said I need a biomechanics assessment” or “you need to go to the musculoskeletal clinic” orRead More

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Do you have soft tissue pain? have you tried Myo-Fascial release (MFR)?

Do you have muscle and joint pain? Amanda Craufurd is joining the team at Maidenhead Podiatry as a Myo-fascial release therapist. Amanda qualified in Swedish Massage in 2006 and began Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) in 2016. Recently she completed her training as an Advanced Myofascial Release Practitioner. Amanda has experienced the benefits of MFR TherapyRead More

Why do I have heel pain?

What is causing my heel pain? At Maidenhead Podiatry our Podiatrists are regularly asked about heel pain which is often at its worst first thing in the morning or when walking after a period of rest. The first part of the gait cycle, where your foot has its first contact with the ground, is called ‘heel strike’.Read More

Why do I have foot pain?

Why do my feet hurt? In a series of blogs this month we will look at the causes of foot pain. There are many reasons why anyone can experience different levels and types of foot pain. Sharp or dull, bruised, or persistent, pain is a warning – don’t ignore it! This list is not exhaustiveRead More

(Radial) Shockwave Therapy (SWT)

(Radial) SHOCKWAVE Therapy (SWT) Radial Shockwave is a tried, tested, and well-researched treatment used in physiotherapy since the 1990s. It has gained popularity due to its effectiveness and application across a wide range of professions. SWT is used by both our podiatrists and our chiropractors to treat a variety of conditions including those listed below.Read More

Is pregnancy hurting your feet? Part 3 – Prevention and treatment

Is pregnancy hurting your feet? Part 3 – Prevention and treatment It is possible to treat both over-pronation and odema during pregnancy. Over-Pronation (feet rolling in when you walk) can be treated conservatively (with modest and non-surgical intervention) with “ready-made” orthotics (specialist insoles). These orthotics can be tailor made for each individual with appropriate and specific archRead More

What is Podiatry and how can it help you?

What is Podiatry and how can it help you? Podiatry, (also known as chiropody), is the health profession that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower legs. Podiatrists and Chiropodists are able to provide treatments for conditions such as corns, callous, ingrown nails, verrucaeRead More

How a Podiatrist can help you when you are dancing

Continuing our series on activity specific foot requirements, Peter Christer, Podiatrist at Maidenhead Podiatry looks at how a Podiatrist can help you when you are dancing. It is important for dancers to look after themselves, both their health and appearance, but prime assets that are often overlooked are their feet. It is vital for dancersRead More

Sports and your feet – how running impacts on the foot – part 1

Peter Christer, Podiatrist at Maidenhead Podiatry, continues looking at sports and your feet – how running impacts on the foot – part1. Whether you are running for fun, fitness or running a marathon, you put both yourself and your feet under great stress. On average, you put six times your body weight through each foot when running,Read More