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Solihull Podiatrist looks at foot problems for runners in Birmingham

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Solihull Podiatrist Peter Taylor who is based at the Atlas Sports Injury Clinic in  Hall Green Birmingham specialises in treating runners and runners feet.  With extended distance races such as the London Marathon or the half marathon in Birmingham becoming popular, high mileage training runs can take a heavy toll on runners feet and lower legs.

Running injuries such as shinsplints, blisters and achilles tendonitis are common as is a variety of conditions that give knee pain.

Peter has many years experience in diagnosing and treating these conditions and can get you back running again.

The website

will help many runners understand common injuries

Foot health care for Runners

Running / jogging is one of the most popular activities that people use to get fit, or to just simply escape the stress of everyday life.

Whether you are a serious athlete, regularly run for fitness or you are beginner, it is important that you take care of your feet.

When running, the foot and lower limb are subjected to increased stress, and overuse injuries and conditions are quite common.

If any condition becomes persistent or serious it is important to seek the help of a Podiatrist / Chiropodist.

Common injuries / conditions


Blisters are caused by prolonged friction that produces a shearing force between the layers of skin. The layers of skin then separate and fill with fluid or sometimes blood.

Callus and corns

Callus and corns develop due to mechanical stresses on the skin. Normal skin activity is over stimulated and results in thickened layers of skin.

A callus is a diffuse area of thickened skin, when a hard nucleus of skin develops within the callus it is known as a corn. Both can become very painful if left untreated.

Excessive foot pronation

Excessive pronation, commonly known as Pes planus or flat feet is a biomechanical problem reportedly affecting around 75% of the population.

This is a condition where the feet roll inwards excessively to gain ground contact when weight bearing.

Pes planus or flat feet are commonly a congenital condition but may also be acquired due to the feet being continually subjected to impact on hard surfaces, this may then weaken ligaments, tendons and the arches of the feet.

Considering that we spend most of our lives standing/walking/running on concrete and tarmac these days, then it is hardly surprising that excessive pronation of the feet is becoming ever more common in people of all ages.

Excessive pronation can lead to many other lower limb injuries and conditions including:  plantar fasciitis, shin splints, runners knee and achilles tendonitis.

Solihull Chiropodist for problem feet in Birmingham

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Footcare for all from Atlas Chiropody Clinic in Birmingham

Welcome to Solihull Chiropodist News and Articles.  We are based at the Atlas Sports Injury Clinic on the Stratford Rd, Robin Hood Island, Hall Green Birmingham and cater for all your footcare needs.

Runners and running injuries are treated as well as supplying and fitting of custom prescription orthotics for over pronated or flat feet.

Children’s feet can be treated as well as the elderly.

Common conditions like athletes foot, corns, callus, blisters and ingrowing toenails can be successfully treated by our HPC registered Chiropodist and Podiatrist.

If you want to know more about feet, visit the website or telephone 0121 745 8792 for an appointment