HSS is the Official Hospital of TCS New York City Marathon and also the Official Hospital of New York Road Runners. Our sports medicine specialists and physical therapists help elite runners, amateur athletes and recreational joggers come back from injury and improve their performance everyday.
There are many factors that can contribute to a running injury, including errors in training, improper running shoes, anatomic irregularities or even extreme running surfaces. Additionally, those who are new to running, have recently resumed training after an injury, or have increased running speed or distance are also more susceptible to getting hurt.
Injuries of the knee are especially prevalent among runners. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), also known as “runner’s knee,” is one example of a common injury often brought on by overuse. Stress fractures and other conditions of the shin, feet and heels can also develop and amplify if training modifications, proper rest and/or rehabilitation are not carried out.