n International SportMed Journal - Is there a relationship between running and osteoarthritis? : review article
|Article Title||Is there a relationship between running and osteoarthritis? : review article|
|© Publisher:||International Federation of Sports Medicine|
|Journal||International SportMed Journal|
|Author||Andrew J.K. Ostor and Philip G. Conaghan|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||75 - 84|
|Keyword(s)||Hip, Knee, Osteoarthritis, Running and Sport|
The benefits of regular exercise in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and diabetes are well accepted. What is more vexing is whether exercise, especially running, has a deleterious effect on the joints, particularly of the lower limb. From the available evidence, recreational running does not appear to lead to premature development of osteoarthritis. However, there may be a risk in elite athletes related to the type of sport and intensity of training, and previous joint injury certainly increases the risk for subsequent development of osteoarthritis.
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