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.
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.
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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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 …
“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 Times. Perhaps 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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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