Running May Be Good, Not Bad for Knee Osteoarthritis

Running May Be Good, Not Bad for Knee OsteoarthritisScienceDaily (2014-11-16)—Contrary to popular opinion, running may actually help prevent knee osteoarthritis later in life rather than cause it, according to new research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Boston. The authors reviewed data from the general population and included runners, sometime runners, and non-runners alike. Based on knee X-rays, symptom analyses, and questionnaire responses, it was concluded that runners had a lower prevalence of knee pain, radiographic evidence of knee osteoarthritis, and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis than non-runners. Read more

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