Too old to run…think again!: Sports Therapy
Too old to run…think again!
-Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common joint diseases that typically affects the knee and hip of individuals over the age of 40.
-The idea that physical activity may be harmful for joint cartilage is unfortunately a VERY common misconception. 🚫
-The latest research shows recreational running is not only great for your overall health, but it also benefits your hip and knee joints! ✅
The recreational runners studied (114829 participants) had LESS chance of developing knee and hip arthritis compared to SEDENTARY individuals and elite level runners (running 80km+ per week) 🏃♂️ https://www.jospt.org/doi/10.2519/jospt.2017.0505
Take home tips: 📚
-If you are a recreational runner with OA, you should NOT fear that you will make the condition worse by running, in fact it can have quite the opposite effect!
-If you haven’t run for a long time or potentially never before, we always advise a gradual progression to physical activity which gives your body enough time to adapt to the load.
-It’s always best to consult with your physiotherapist if you are interested in starting or progressing your running so that they can prepare and guide you appropriately throughout the process
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