Running and hip and knee osteoarthritis

Does running increase the risk?

Running is a popular activity worldwide, but there are concerns regarding its association with knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA). This systematic review evaluated the association of recreational and competitive running with hip and knee osteoarthritis. The principal finding in this study was that, in general, running was not associated with OA. Recreational runners had less chance of developing knee and hip arthritis compared to non-runners/ sedentary individuals and competitive runners.


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