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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
If you love music and love to run, the Synchrony Financial Brooklyn Half Marathon is the race for you! On October 14th, more than 17,500 long distance runners are expected to descend on Brooklyn, treading through the closed streets of Brooklyn to scenic Prospect Park. This local race is part of a larger charity run that attracts over 500,000 participants worldwide. Some people run against their personal bests; others run for a charitable cause near and dear to their hearts (Rock ‘n’ Roll runners have raised more than $310 million for participating charities to date!). And, of course, many come just for the music and the sea of block parties! If you’re coming from out-of-town, here are some great spots to check out while in Brooklyn, recommended by your friendly neighborhood podiatrists from The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
September 17th marks the 8th annual NYC Pizza Run, where fitness buffs clock just over three miles—all while gobbling up two slices of pizza along the way. What could be more Instagram-worthy than that? According to race organizers, “In a food obsessed metropolis where people are always on the run, putting together an event which pays tribute to some of the city’s defining characteristics seemed like a no-brainer!” This year, the run moves from Tompkins Square Park in the East Village of Manhattan to Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, where you can run a full 5K.
Can you feel the excitement in the air? The 17th annual NYC Triathlon is almost upon us! On July 16th, thousands of athletes will flock to New York City for a 1,500m swim, 40K bike ride, and 10K run. A Central Park festival and awards ceremony take place after the big race to celebrate individual achievements.
The time to beat from last year is 1 hour, 48 minutes, 31 seconds for men, and 1 hour, 57 minutes, 59 seconds for women. Last year’s top finishers were from Colorado and Missouri, but a local Brooklyn resident finished in third place for the men, and another New York City resident came in fifth for women.
Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, leading Manhattan foot/ankle specialist and founder of The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, will lead the medical team for the NYC Tri. They’ll be busy treating any acute injuries that arise over the course of the event. In this interview, Dr. Geldwert explains what can be expected from such an intense physical competition.
We are blessed to live in New York City, where the food is amazing and there are ample places to run. If you like to eat in this city, you pretty much have to run to keep your physique in order! There are races every month to keep you busy. Food runs have been a popular pastime among college students who love daring each other to accomplish wacky feats. So far, there are two foodie races in NYC to choose from this — the New York City Pizza Run and the New York City Cupcake Run — and for good cause.
The New York City Marathon is less than a day away! You may have envisioned yourself triumphantly coasting over the finish line, but have you thought about what comes next? Your “dogs” will undoubtedly be “barking” after such intense pounding. Everyone expects to be a little bit sore, but sometimes the pain persists for weeks or even months. Here are answers to common questions and a few tips to treat your feet after running this weekend’s marathon.
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in Manhattan has been helping local long-distance runners train for the NYC Marathon for months now. We counsel patients about injury prevention strategies, treat acute and chronic pain, conduct gait analysis to assist with form training, fit patients with custom orthotics, and discuss foot pampering products such as moleskin, foam rollers, and high-performance socks or sneakers. Here are five useful tips from NY sports doctors to ensure the 2016 NYC Marathon is your best run yet!
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
For an NYC sports doctor, the NYC Marathon, taking place November 6th, is like the Super Bowl. We have been working with some local runners for months to help them prepare their feet to withstand the relentless pounding of the 26-mile race. Even the fastest runner still has to continuously run for just over 2.5 hours. No one wants to be taken out by the searing agony of a blister or the loss of function that comes with a foot cramp!
We counsel patients on footwear, fit them with custom orthotics, demonstrate proper wrapping techniques, discuss our favorite blister prevention products, administer platelet rich plasma injections for injured runners looking to heal their soft tissues faster, and even train people to run smarter with computerized gait analysis. If you are a runner passing through New York specifically for the run, we’d love to meet with you and be part of your 2016 New York City Marathon experience, too! Just call (212) 996-1900 to be seen in our office near Central Park and the museums.
In today’s blog, we’d like to enlighten you on a few other great stops to make while you’re in town for the NYC race.
It may be surprising, but NYC walking tours have been around since the 1800’s—although they were considered “supplemental hints” back then. As Curbed New York points out, local historian James Miller included a DIY walking tour of the city in his 1800’s guide book: Miller’s New York As It Is; or Stranger’s Guide to the Cities of New York, Brooklyn, and Adjacent Places. Back in the days before cars, life was tough, but even Miller had the good sense to advise against attempting to walk the entirety of New York City. So, his pedestrian tour focused on Broadway, from the Bowling Green to Union Square. What little nuggets of truth still relate to the New York we see before us in 2016? If you love history, why not consult this map and find out for yourself? As leading NY podiatrists, we love to see people getting out and enjoying the City.
“I am so grateful for having had Dr. Geldwert perform bunion surgery on both of my feet. I have complete confidence in him and continue to see him for other sports related injuries. I was cautious about having surgery for the first time, but his knowledge, patience, and skill made me completely comfortable in trusting him. And I couldn’t be any happier with the results!! When anything else feels wrong with my feet, I love that I now know to go immediately to him. He is my top choice for anyone searching for the best foot fixer/surgeon/sports doctor in NYC! Thank you, Dr. Geldwert!!!”
– J. M., Manhattan, NY
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