Tag: older runners

Running With Runners Knee: Symptoms, Exercises, & Treatment

Running injuries affect about half of all runners annually. But runners’ knee is different. Runners’ knee isn’t just for runners. Anyone can suffer from it. What is the runners’ knee? It is a broad term that can be used to describe pain from several possible knee problems. Also, runners’ knee may be referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome by a physician or sports rehabilitation specialist. There are numerous causes for this particular injury: Overuse – High-stress exercises, such as lunges or plyometric training, can inflammation of tissues in and around your kneecap. A direct hit – If the knee has been Read More »

Older athletes who challenge our perceptions of what is possible as we age.

Older athletes who challenge our perceptions of what is possible as we age. Many of us assume that as we age, our abilities over time are compromised.  Even at the age of 57, where my own body does not feel like it used to, however, it does not mean that as you age, you cannot perform better. Years ago, a patient of ours who was a Masters level athlete (52 years old) found that after we had helped him, he was running faster and with fewer injuries than he did in his 20’s.  In other words, age does not mean Read More »

Is running the fountain of youth for older people? The NY Times discusses a new study.

Is running the fountain of youth for older people? The NY Times discusses a new study. Running and other exercise regimens are more popular than ever with the older population. While physical fitness is important, especially regarding cardiovascular health in older people, apparently, a new research study suggests that those who run regularly and get good cardiovascular workouts from running walk much better too. These benefits may also extend to other cardiovascular exercise regimens as well. While biomechanically, walkers and runners appear to be the same on the surface and in the way their joints look and work, the new Read More »