Walking vs. Running – Which One Is Right For You?

2019-03-26T12:17:06-04:00April 1st, 2019|Blog, Get Moving, Running|

If you've been thinking about starting an exercise program, congratulations! Recognizing that physical fitness is an important part of maintaining good health is definitely a step in the right direction.  Although there are many forms of exercise, people often zero in on walking or running because neither requires practice before becoming "good at it" like [...]

A Quick Guide to Runner’s Knee

2018-10-26T08:14:12-04:00November 1st, 2018|Blog, Orthopaedic, Running|

Patellofemoral pain, also known as runner's knee, is a common injury in both beginners and experienced athletes. Causes While the causes behind runner's knee are not fully understood, there are several important theories. Overuse of the knee joint is one of the possibilities. Long distance runners, avid tennis players and even people who are highly [...]

How to Avoid and Treat Runner’s Knee

2016-10-12T13:29:01-04:00April 20th, 2016|Blog, DR. BADDAR, Running|

Forty-two percent of all overuse injuries affect the knee joint, and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), simply known as "runner's knee," is the most common overuse injury among runners. It occurs when a mistracking kneecap (patella) irritates the femoral groove in which it rests on the thighbone (femur). Causes of Runner’s Knee In many cases, it [...]

How to Prevent Running Injuries

2016-10-12T13:29:02-04:00March 3rd, 2016|Blog, DR. BADDAR, Running, Sports Medicine|

The warmer spring and summer months are quickly approaching, which means many people are going outside for exercise. Although running seems like a straightforward sport, it is important to slowly work your way into it and give yourself time to train. Even if you consider yourself to be physically fit, running requires preparation, and planning [...]

What You Need to Know About Runner’s Knee

2016-10-12T13:29:24-04:00May 28th, 2015|Blog, Running, Sports Medicine|

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or runner's knee, got its nickname because it is so common among runners. The stress of running can cause irritation where the kneecap (patella) rests on the thighbone. The pain from PFPS can be sharp and sudden or dull and chronic, and it may disappear while you're running, only to return [...]