Anna Balcombe: Sports Podiatrist & Podiatric Surgeon
F.C.Pod.(s), B.Sc., S.R. Ch, D.Pod.M

Mill Hill, London NW7 : +44 (0)208 959 1908
Potters Bar , Hertforshire: +44 (0)7775 99 55 77

Category Archives: Condition

Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis develops due to inflammation, strain, or repetitive trauma to the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel. This occurs usually due to a repetitive activity. Symptoms are often brought on by sports such as running, tennis and basketball. If left untreated, it can develop into Achilles tendinitis, where there is a degenerative…
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Bunions and toe deformities (hammer toes)

What is a bunion? When your big toe is angled towards the second toe, the deformity is called a bunion (hallux valgus). This causes a bump on the side at the base of the big toe. There can also be thickening of the skin and tissues of the joint which can be become inflamed, swollen…
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Ankle Injury

There are a variety of conditions that affect the ankle and cause patients ankle pain. What are these and how can The Balcombe Foot and Ankle Clinic help? Ankle sprains arise from poor foot mechanics, running/ walking on uneven surfaces, previous ankle injury and poor rehabilitation plus inadequate footwear. Repetitive stress and a build up…
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Pain while running

Pain while running may occur in a variety of signs and symptoms. Why do I get pain while running? Poor biomechanics is the single most likely cause of injury. The main biomechanical causes of running injuries are either over pronation or under pronation. These contributory factors are discussed in more detail in our biomechanics section…
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