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Is Running Bad For Your Knees?

Reporter K. Aleisha Fetters addresses a common misperception that running can cause damage to the knees. According to a recent study, researchers found that those who ran frequently did not have an increased risk of osteoarthritis.

HSS physical therapist Leigh-Ann Bramble PT, DPT, USATF-L1, said x-ray evidence suggests that osteoarthritis is more common in soccer players and weightlifters than it is in long-distance runners.

However, Plack addressed how runners can prevent injury by maintaining proper form. She noted that excessive stride length is a common form misstep that could put additional stress on the knees.

Read the full article at tonic.vice.com