Running Injuries: Iliopsoas Syndrome
Runners often experience hip pain and one common cause is Iliopsoas Syndrome. This condition refers to tendonitis in the group of iliopsoas muscles that connect the hip and lower back. Often, runners experience groin pain from Iliopsoas Syndrome without knowing which muscles are causing the pain. Because the iliopsoas muscles are in such a crucial […]
Everyone Should Strengthen Their Ankles!
Injuries of the ankle are common among athletes and amateurs in many different sports and exercises. Working out at the gym, enjoying summer jogs, or playing any type of sport are typical ways to injure your ankle. Unfortunately, spraining, rolling, or fracturing your ankle is easy to do and will often occur again without the proper […]
Running Injuries: Best Running Surfaces In NYC
Running is one of the best ways to stay fit, tone all areas of the body, burn calories, and relieve stress. As with any athlete, a runner is susceptible to pain and injury when pushing themselves to improve. Most setbacks can be avoided by choosing the right surfaces to run, optimizing your workout while reducing […]
Running Injuries: What Are Shin Splints?
Shin splints refer to lower leg pain, below the knee, presenting either on the outside of the leg, up front (anterior shin splints), or inside the leg (medial shin splints). Shins splints are most likely inflammation or small tears in the lower leg muscles or their connecting tendons. They show up commonly in runners, skiers, […]
Injuries All Women Runners Should Know About
All runners are aware of injuries they must trat and avoid when training. But did you know that women runners often face a unique set of physical challenges? Here’s what you need to know as a fierce, female runner. ISSUES UNIQUE TO FEMALE RUNNERS The female runner has unique risks with respect to repetitive stress, acute injuries and […]
Preparing For The Brooklyn Half Marathon: Runner’s Knee
Without a doubt, you need a healthy set of knees to be a runner. The problem is, running puts a lot of stress on our knee joints: with every step we run high impact jolts the joints. This is why runner’s knee so commonly affects runners, from the Brooklyn Half Marathon Trainer to the morning jogger. Here’s […]
Brooklyn Half Marathon: Train Like A Pro
The Brooklyn Half Marathon is almost upon us and it will be an exciting race. On May 20th hundreds will gather at the Brooklyn Museum to start a 13.1-mile trail to the Coney Island boardwalk. Whether you are one of the top competitors for a medal at the Brooklyn half or just beginning marathon training for […]
Runners: Here’s How You Should Deal With Low Back Pain
With the nice weather comes the urge to get outside and get moving! All runners will be hitting the tracks, trails, and streets more than ever. With increased activity though, comes the inevitable low back pain. Here’s how to tackle low back pain before it keeps you from enjoying your runs. Running is an activity that […]
Runners Beware: Iliotibial Band Syndrome
If you’re getting back into your outdoor running routine this spring, iliotibial band syndrome is an injury you’ll want to avoid. It commonly affects runners, especially those who intensify their workout without stretching properly. Take care to ease your body back into your runs and try the stretches your physical therapist recommends if your start feeling aches […]
Common Running Injuries and Treatments
Whether you’re a beginner or an avid runner dedicated to training, there are some injuries you are bound to encounter. Here are a few common running injuries and things one can do to treat it. Runner’s Knee – Another name for this is Iliotibial Band Syndrome. The name comes from the tendon that stretches from the […]
Is Running Bad For The Knees?
I would have to say that the most dedicated athletic patients that I come across are runners. Runners almost have a withdrawal sensation when they cannot run. Unfortunately, very often, runners develop knee pain and need to shut it down as they recover. Inevitably, when they are about to return to their activities, they often […]