Does running increase the risk of osteoarthritis?

Does running increase the risk of osteoarthritis?

By Laura Barfi, Osteopath for YOU Massage, member of the GOsC

 

triggerIt is often stated “today’s runners are tomorrow’s cyclists” but how much truth is in this phrase? Concern over damage to joints as a result of running does seem to be a common theme runners worry about. As an osteopath I am frequently asked questions such as  “am I storing up joint problems for myself later in life?” or “am I going to get arthritis from this running linked injury”.

 

These are questions most runners will be able to relate to, in this article I will examine the evidence linking running with osteoarthritis and future disability.

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