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Does Running Increase Your Risk of Developing Osteoarthritis?

Daily Voice Englewood—July 5, 2017

Daily Voice Englewood featured Curtis Wu, PT, DPT, CSCS, physical therapist at HSS Rehabilitation in Paramus, discussing the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) in runners, as the age of the runner population has continued to rise.

According to a recent study comparing runners to non-runners, 4 percent of runners had hip and/or knee OA, while 10 percent of non-runners experienced OA. The results of this study suggested that running did not increase a person’s risk of osteoarthritis. On the contrary, the study’s results suggested that running could be protective against the progression of this condition.

"Running can be an incredible boost to one’s health when practiced properly," said Wu.

He added, "to avoid developing long or short-term injuries, it’s important to consult a medical professional before beginning any running program."

Read the full article at Englewood.dailyvoice.com


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