Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

Frequently, running gets a bad reputation for damaging joints. I have always told patients it is somewhat controversial, but that running on a normal non-arthritic joint is probably safe. If you have developed arthritis then I believe you should at a minimum cross train with less impact cardio activities such as elliptical, walking, stairmaster, cycling or swimming. If you continue to run on a damaged joint I believe it may accelerate the wear and tear and subsequent arthritis.  A recently published study seems to support the fact that running may not be harmful and actually may be helpful for normal joints. read the details HERE

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