n International SportMed Journal - Is there a relationship between running and osteoarthritis? : review article

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1528-3356


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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