Running in NYC After an Injury: Is Running With Foot Pain Okay, and When Is It Safe to Run Again?

Posted by on Monday, January 11th, 2016

“Yeah, yeah, yeah, doc…I know I’m injured…but when can I run again?” Runners are unique people. They love what they do! They recognize that running is not just about maintaining health or getting into better shape. For many, running is a sort of “high” and a vital form of stress relief. Participants of the NY Road Runners Club or the local race community also find running to be a highly anticipated social event, so it’s understandable that our patients are eager to resume their usual schedule. Of course, you don’t want to end up re-injuring yourself or landing yourself in the operating room, either. While every case is specific to the individual, here are a few general guidelines to consider when deciding when to get back into training.

running with foot pain
Running with foot pain is usually not a good idea. We give some tips on when it might be okay and when to let your body rest. Image Source: Flickr CC user tomsaint

Protecting Mobility and Health: 5 Tips to Consider Upon a Return to Running after Injury

Posted by on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The most punishing thing I’ve ever done to my body was run a season of cross-country in high school. I was mostly a sprinter, but I dabbled in distance with 5Ks and competitive races here and there. Both styles of running threatened me with overuse injuries, considering I was running six days a week. With short distance sprints, I grimaced through shin splints, micro-tears in my arches, and occasional ankle pain. Cross-country brought patellar tendinitis in the knee and more shin splints. Fortunately, I made it through my running career without any of the major running injuries. Even so, it can be daunting to return to running after you’ve suffered some kind of physical setback.

ny sports medicine
Have you suffered one of the common running injuries? Find out how to get back to the sport you love as safely as possible.
Image Source: SmoothFitness.com