What happens to your feet when you walk?

Although you’ve probably never thought about it, walking is a complex process and our feet have a different function as we take one step to the next. The main function of our feet is to transmit the forces from the ground to our legs. If these forces are not distributed effectively, there could be an …

What causes heel pain?

Your heels repeatedly hit the ground with considerable force when walking or running. If you experience heel pain it can be very disabling making every step a problem. Some of the most common types of heel pain are heel spurs, heel bursitis and heel bumps. Heel spurs are normally most painful when you stand, particularly …

Is your sports injury related to your feet?

Playing sport regularly is a great thing: it’s enjoyable and great for our health and our minds. However when we run, our body weight is multiplied up to three times, with our feet bearing the brunt of this stress at every stride. The demands made on your feet and lower limbs can lead to a …

Your feet and winter sports

Winter sports can be very hard on the feet and ankles. In the cold, muscles take longer to warm up and so you may be more prone to injury when practising winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Your feet and ankles are particularly important in skiing, as they act as shock absorbers and brakes, …