Love To Dine & Dash? Try These Weird NYC Food Runs

Posted by on Friday, March 3rd, 2017

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.

Imagine running two miles, while eating three slices of pizza? (Image Source: IDreamofPizza.com)
Imagine running two miles, while eating three slices of pizza? (Image Source: IDreamofPizza.com)

Know Before You Go: Take A Virtual Walking Tour of Central Park

Posted by on Friday, February 17th, 2017

If you’ve never been to New York City’s Central Park, the thought of navigating its 843 acres can seem daunting. The six-mile perimeter stretches from Central Park West to Fifth Avenue, and from 59th to 110th. Here’s the good news: you can now take a virtual walking tour of Central Park before you plan your visit.

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New York’s Central Park is massive, but well worth planning a visit. (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

NYC Podiatrist Recommended Running Routes: Riverside Park

Posted by on Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Looking for a good run in the NYC area to break up the monotony? NYC foot and ankle specialists at The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine recommend Riverside Park, which spans four miles from 72nd to 158th streets. Situated along the scenic Hudson River and designed by famed developer Frederick Law Olmsted, Riverside Park is widely regarded as Manhattan’s “most spectacular” waterfront run.

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You’ll love the view of cherry blossoms on the Riverside Park run, but that’s not all — you also have spectacular waterfront scenery! (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

Ed Whitlock: 85 And Still Winning Marathons

Posted by on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

In October, 85-year-old Ed Whitlock became the oldest person to finish the 26.2 miles of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in less than four hours. Our NYC podiatrists are always fascinated by these larger-than-life personalities who have somehow evaded all the typical signs of old age and stuck with a rigorous training schedule without injury. Here’s Ed’s story …

NYC Foot Paths & Runs: The Hudson River At Night

Posted by on Friday, January 6th, 2017

“Of all the physical changes in New York City over recent decades, few are as dramatic as the transformation of the lower Hudson,” Brian Fidelman wrote for NY TimesPerhaps there is no better place to run after work, now that the dusk is upon us much quicker. It’s a solid 12-mile run if you’d like to do the entire Hudson River Greenway from Fort Tryon Park near Dyckman Street, through Battery Park City near the 9/11 Memorial, and on through Fort Washington Park, Riverside Park, Hudson River Park, and Riverbank State Park. The shorter variation is a pleasant five miles.

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The Hudson River run is one of the best places to see the sunset. (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

Patient Success Story: Local Government Official Returns To Running After Ankle Injury

Posted by on Monday, December 5th, 2016

Our patients represent a growing family of people who have rediscovered active, pain-free lives thanks to The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine’s foot and ankle specialists in New York City. We routinely meet people who have endured limited mobility, chronic pain, and continuous setbacks for six months or longer. Here is one of those stories—about a 48-year-old local government official who suffered from recurrent ankle sprains and Achilles tendon pain. He had tried physical therapy for his ankle injury in the past but just couldn’t get back to running.

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Get back to marathon training after visiting our NY foot and ankle specialists. Image Source: Flickr user Josiah Mackenzie.

Get Outdoors This Fall: Best NYC Trails for Running, Biking, and Cycling

Posted by on Friday, November 25th, 2016

The last of the red, yellow, and orange leaves still cling to the branches. With temperatures in the fifties, it’s the perfect week to get out and enjoy the crisp autumn weather before the chill of winter hits. Today, our NYC podiatrists share their top picks for New York’s best running and hiking trails.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park offers stunning views of the city and waterfront for runners and cyclists alike. Image Source: Flickr user dumbonyc.

How To Care For Your Feet After Running The NYC Marathon

Posted by on Friday, November 4th, 2016

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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Need a treat for your feet after the pain of marathon run? Here are a few suggestions from NYC podiatrists. Image Source: Flickr user marksteelenz.

5 Tips From NY Sports Medicine Doctors To Run A Better NYC Marathon

Posted by on 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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Take care of your feet with these tips to make it to the finish line. Image Source: Wikimedia user Postdlf.

Get Ready For The NYC Marathon: Where To Eat, Shop, Hang & Train

Posted by on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

For an NYC sports doctor, the NYC Marathontaking 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.

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The world’s largest marathon, with over 50,000 finishers, takes place here in New York City. Image Source: Wikimedia user FlickreviewR.