Love to run? Orthopedic specialist Dr. Popovitz explains how to avoid common knee, foot, and ankle injuries.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]