Long Distance Running Won’t Kill Your Knees

Long Distance Running Won’t Kill Your Knees

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Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The summer months are the peak time of year for lightning strikes If you hear thunder, abandon outdoor practice and go indoors. “If the thunder roars, go indoo.... More »
kids football tournaments 1525803345 449811308 Long Distance Running Won’t Kill Your KneesBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

There’s a common belief that running leads eventually to arthritis in the hips or knees but evidence shows that runners have no increased risk for arthritis and in fact may have lower risk than the general population
The biggest risk factors for developing arthritis are prior injury or surgery to the joint, family history, and high body mass index

I see a lot of folks in my clinical practice with hip and knee arthritis and many of them have extensive running histories…

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