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 and Mr Nick Cullen talk to us about common problems runners encounter in the lead up to the London marathon… Read the full article at Practice Matters :http://www.practicemattersmag.co.uk/article-full-reading.php?id_article=25
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
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 have the operation that she desperately needed even though fully aware that she may no longer be able to compete at a high level. She met with a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon – Mark Herron who runs a clinic at BMI The Priory...
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 and top racehorses. “At my age and at that stage in my career I really couldn’t afford a long lay-off,” Woakes said. Read the full story on-line at Cricketworld.com http://www.cricketworld.com/woakes-benefits-from-innovative-game-ready-treatment/34413.htm
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 the Daily Mail at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2364405/Me-operation-Sprained-ankle-Why-drilling-holes-bone-answer.html#ixzz56GIQdWdO
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 the toe. During early stages there may be little to see externally other than intermittent swelling, but sometimes there may be nothing at all. Mr Mark Herron talks about the symptoms of arthritis in the big toe and how best to manage the condition Read...
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 treatment. However, there are a number of patients who either present late following a complete rupture, or in whom the diagnosis is initially missed. The reasons for this vary, but it is important to be aware that beyond two weeks after a complete rupture, there is usually very little pain...