The Best NYC Running Routes for 2018

Posted by on Friday, January 19th, 2018

New York City is blessed with many unique places to run. We know this firsthand, as the foot and ankle specialists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in Manhattan and White Plains are avid runners. Running is an excellent exercise for staying fit and improving longevity, and we like to practice what we preach when it comes to staying active, strong, and flexible. So, try one of the best NYC running routes that will help you stick to a New Year’s resolution of improved physical fitness in 2018.

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Get ready to hit the trails with these NYC running routes recommended by local podiatrists! Image Source: Wikimedia user Masen.

Marathon Participation in New York: Is Running a Dying Sport in NYC and Yonkers?

Posted by on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The Lower Hudson Journal News reports that running is a dying sport in New York City. While thousands of participants have signed up for the Yonkers marathon, half-marathon, and 5K runs in years past, 2017 saw fewer than 200 people running in all three races combined. The 5K, for instance, attracted a paltry 41 racers. The newspaper reports the runs were “organized last minute” and “fraught with registration glitches, little advertising, and no sponsorship.” It was also dwarfed by the Riverfest celebration that drew 25,000 revelers the day before. This declining marathon participation in New York begs the question: is there still a passion for running events in NYC?

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Is running on the decline for New Yorkers? Image Source: Pexels user Pixabay.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Start Running: NYC Sports Doctors Offer Tricks

Posted by on Monday, January 1st, 2018

If you’ve ever been to a gym in January, you know it’s insane! Come March, though, many of those newcomers are already gone and you can easily stake out a spot on the treadmill again. A study by the Statistic Brain Research Institute reported that approximately in 2017, 42% of the American population made New Year’s resolutions. Fitness-related activity was, by far, the most common resolution, made by almost a quarter of the resolution makers. The bad news? Half of the crowd will fail in their fitness missions. But it’s still worth trying! If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to start running, follow these NYC spots doctor tips to make sure you start strong and stick to your goals.

Get 2018 off to a running start with these NYC podiatrist tips.
Get 2018 off to a running start with these tips from NYC podiatrists. Image Source: Pixabay user komposita.

Winter Running Tips: Dr. Geldwert’s Advice for Taking Care of Your Feet in the Cold

Posted by on Friday, December 22nd, 2017

The new year is rapidly approaching, and soon many of us will renew our desires to increase physical fitness, get back into exercising, or start a new winter running routine. “This is a great idea, but you need to take extra care of your feet as you start a new running routine, especially while running in the cold,” says Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York City. We encourage patients to follow these winter running tips to keep your feet in peak condition this winter.

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It’s a great idea to start a winter running routine in 2018, as long as you follow these podiatrist-recommended tips! Image Source: PxHere.

A Scenic NYC Christmas Lights Run Perfect for the Holiday Season

Posted by on Friday, December 1st, 2017

The weather may be cold, but for die-hard runners, there’s no better time to hit the pavement than during the most festive weeks of the year. New York City is renowned for its picturesque storefronts, enormous lit Christmas trees, and winter markets, making it one of the most impressive places to be during the holiday season. The New York Junior League run club recommends this 4.5-mile NYC Christmas lights run to fill you with holiday cheer, all while keeping your feet stretched and your body in peak cardio condition.

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See the Rockefeller Center’s massive Christmas tree on this NYC running route. Image Source: Flickr user Anthony Quintano.

Five Facts You Didn’t Know About Overuse Injury Prevention

Posted by on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Overuse injuries may seem like par for the course when you’re a competitive athlete or avid runner. After all, Harvard Medical School looked at many factors—such as stretching, training frequency, weight, biomechanics, and muscle imbalances—and found that up to 75 percent of runners are injured in a given year. Their findings confirm the importance of overuse injury prevention for athletes. Today, White Plains podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine share some key facts about overuse injuries that will help you avoid them.

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Running is great for you, but be careful to prevent overuse injuries! Image Source: Unsplash user Francesco Gallarotti.

Physical Therapy For Marathon Runners: Why Autumn is the Season of High Demand

Posted by on Monday, November 20th, 2017

All year long, physical therapists spend most of their time taking care of patients who become injured because they sit at desk jobs too much. But, according to the NY Times, autumn is “physical therapy season” for marathon runners. Today, we discuss the specific needs of runners, what sorts of injuries they tend to sustain, and how physical therapy for marathon runners can help. Sometimes the biggest assistance we give is compassion that sets all the other gears in motion to take a patient through recovery.

Dr. Josef J. Geldwert at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in Manhattan and White Plains summarizes the allure of our practice as follows: “I get a lot of people who come to us because they’ve been to other doctors who prescribe treatments they just can’t adhere to, like staying off their feet for a few weeks and ceasing all training. If you’ve been preparing for a marathon for the last year, that’s a tough pill to swallow.” Unlike traditional practices, we are avid long-distance runners and fellow athletes who truly understand the struggle. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that we have some of the most advanced tools in the sports medicine field right here in our offices either!

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‘Tis the season for physical therapy for marathon runners! Image Source: Unsplash user Alexander Redl.

Get Ready For the Queens Half Marathon 2017

Posted by on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Thousands of runners come through the doors of The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine each year. Our board-certified podiatrists have worked the sidelines as medical directors for local NYC races like the Hamptons Marathon, the Bridgehampton Half Marathon, the NYC Triathlon, the NYC Ironman, the Westchester Toughman Tri, and the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Our foot and ankle specialists have served the NY Road Runners Club and the Central Park Track Club. Our experts remain highly visible in the community, attending industry meetings and giving public speaking presentations on podiatric medicine. So we are beyond excited for the Queens Half Marathon 2017, happening this weekend! We are here to serve runners in every capacity as they prepare for and recover from the race.

Types of Running Shoes: NYC Podiatrists Share Their Top Picks

Posted by on Monday, November 6th, 2017

The vastness of a running shoe store is something you have to mentally prepare yourself for. While it may be tempting to grab the most attractive pair off the shelf and call it a day, NYC podiatrists caution that there is a particular running shoe for every type of foot. “Making the wrong choice without regard for individual foot anatomy is a common source of foot pain and pathology,” explains Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, a podiatrist and foot surgeon with over 40 years of experience at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in Manhattan and White Plains. Dr. Geldwert adds, “No one wants to be sidelined because they trained in the wrong type of running shoe. We invite any NYC runner who is logging a lot of miles to come in for a basic foot exam, gait analysis, or simply to discuss shoe choice options before trouble occurs.” Today, we cover the types of running shoes and the brands NYC podiatrists recommend so you can find your perfect fit.

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Do you have the best running shoes for your feet? Image Source: Unsplash user Kristian Olsen.

Celebrities at the NYC Marathon 2017: Famous Faces You May See

Posted by on Friday, November 3rd, 2017

You’re not the only one who has been clocking serious miles in preparation for the NYC Marathon on November 5th! Celebrities also come to town for this monumental, star-studded event each year, whether it’s to stay in shape, achieve a personal goal, or raise money for charity. Past big names to cross the finish line include Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, P-Diddy, Teri Hatcher, Alicia Keys, Edward Norton, Mario Lopez, Sean Astin, Ethan Hawke, Christy Turlington, and Pam Anderson. They may be difficult to spot amid the 50,000+ racers, but if you think you spot one of these celebrities at the NYC Marathon, it probably is who you think it is!

Kevin Hart announced his “moonshot” is running “two half-marathons” in NYC.