Long Distance Running Won’t Kill Your Knees

Long Distance Running Won’t Kill Your Knees

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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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