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Running Pain -Through the barrier
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Running Pain -Through the barrier

The London Marathon is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar, and a showcase for the capital. Each spring, The Wellington Foot and Ankle unit is on standby to care for the large number of stress injuries sustained by runners avidly training for and competing in the London Marathon. Consultant surgeons Mr Mark Herron...

I had my big toe bones fused together and now I can wear stilettos again
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I had my big toe bones fused together and now I can wear stilettos again

Sheelagh Moss, 67, a retired teacher from Shaftesbury, Dorset, tells CAROL DAVIS her story, while her surgeon (Mark Herron) explains the procedure. Read the full article in the Daily Mail Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1153545/I-big-toe-bones-fused–I-wear-stilettos-again.html#ixzz56GFWgZtg  

Squash star pain-free after nearly 30 years
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Squash star pain-free after nearly 30 years

Anna-Marie Brentall took a ‘no pain, no gain’ attitude towards her favourite sport of Squash when she injured her ankle to ensure that she could continue playing. After Anna-Marie realised that she could no longer continue to use bandages, painkillers and straps to ease the pain in her ankle, she made a tough decision to...

Woakes benefits from innovative Game ready treatment
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Woakes benefits from innovative Game ready treatment

The ankle injury he suffered would usually put a player out of action for at least three months but after he returned to Birmingham, he met foot and ankle specialist Mark Herron at BMI Priory Hospital who came up with the idea of treating Woakes with a machine that has been used on Premiership footballers...

Sprained ankle? Why drilling holes in your bone could be the answer
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Sprained ankle? Why drilling holes in your bone could be the answer

Thousands of Britons suffer long-term pain and instability after spraining an ankle. There is a procedure that can help, as 24-year-old Imogen Cairns, from Portishead in Somerset, found. Here, the gymnast, who has won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and represented Britain at the last two Olympics, tells her story. Read the full story in...

A Different Kind of Bunion
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A Different Kind of Bunion

Arthritis of the big toe is frequently confused with a bunion, but is a very different condition requiring different considerations. With a bunion the issue is the forefoot being too wide, the prominence being to the inner aspect of the big toe. With big toe arthritis (Hallux Rigidus) the lump is on the top of...

Late Presenting Achilles Tendon Rupture-What every clinician should know
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Late Presenting Achilles Tendon Rupture-What every clinician should know

The history of an Achilles rupture is classically described as a feeling of a direct impact to the Achilles area with sometimes a very audible ‘crack’ or ‘snap’, heard by the patient. There is an immediate inability to continue with activity and well localised pain. In the vast majority of cases, posterior ankle bruising and swelling occurs rapidly with most patients seeking immediate...