Running does not increase symptom progression in people with knee osteoarthritis

Staff
August 20, 2018
By Staff
Running does not increase symptom progression in people with knee osteoarthritis
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Higher levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity improve all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events.

However, the effect of running, a moderate to vigorous activity, in those with knee osteoarthritis (OA), a common arthritis that occurs with aging, a high-risk group for mortality and cardiovascular events, is unclear.

A new study aimed to evaluate the association of self-selected running on OA symptom and structure progression in people with knee OA. The results found that self-selected running, which is likely influenced by knee symptoms and may result in lower intensity and shorter duration sessions of exercise, need not be discouraged in people with knee OA. | READ MORE

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