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Healthy Runner Podcast

Nov 12, 2020

Is running bad for your knees?  Will I get arthritis from running?

Are you new to running or considering starting to run and you have had knee pain in the past, are you wondering if you can safely run even if you are not a “runner”?

Or have you been running for years now and are you becoming scared that you will develop arthritis?

In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing sports medicine expert Dr. Gene Tekmyster who may dispel some common myths about running being bad for your knees!

In this value packed episode, we covered:

- The truth about running and it being bad for your knees 

- Is running bad for your joints?  Is running actually bad for your knees?

- Will continuing to run cause me pain and will I develop arthritis?

- If you have had knee pain in the past, and you are not a “runner” can you still run?

- Cross-training, importance of non-specialization and multisport

- Treatment of knee arthritis including physical therapy, injections, and surgery

- Tips for the aging runner with regard to moderation, training, rest, recovery and strength training

- Return to running after knee injury or surgery

Don't Forget to check out the SPARK Healthy Runner 5 Minute Dynamic Warm Up. For the YouTube video click here.

Here are some references Dr. Tekmyster referred to in the episode:

Effects of running and walking on osteoarthritis and hip replacement risk

Why don't most runners get knee osteoarthritis? A case for per-unit-distance loads

The Association of Recreational and Competitive Running With Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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