Running Found to Be Protective Against Knee Oa

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( — May 30, 2022) Orlando, FL — It has been previously thought that running may increase the risk of osteoarthritis, which is the most common type of arthritis in the U.S.

Research reveals that habitually running at any stage in life does not increase the risk of knee OA, but instead offers protection against the painful condition. 

This study was presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Boston.

Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease in middle-aged and older individuals. It is actually characterized by progressive joint cartilage damage. It is worth noting that joint cartilage is the cushioning material at the end of long bones. 

When this happens, it leads to the alterations of the structures around the joint. These changes also include bony overgrowth, fluid accumulation, and loosening, and weakness of muscles and tendons. It is worth noting all of these may limit movement and cause pain and swelling.

This condition develops when there is a cartilage breakdown in the knee joint. There are factors found to contribute to the increased odds of having knee OA, such as age, injury, being overweight, stress to the joints, and having a family history. 

It is worth noting that past research carried out to look into the link between running and knee OA has focused on elite male runners. This means those findings may not be quite applicable to the general population.

Experts say that runners usually have lower body mass index or BMI, which is a factor found protective against knee OA development.

“Recent CDC guidelines recommend that all adults participate in regular physical activity, as there is definitive evidence that increased physical activity is associated with reduced cardiovascular events and mortality,” said Grace Hsiao-Wei Lo, MD, MSc of Baylor College of Medicine and a lead author of the study. 

“However, the influence of these physical activities on knee OA is unclear. Since running is a common leisure physical activity that involves repetitive loading, which could be harmful to the joint, I was particularly interested in studying how habitual running relates to the development of knee OA.”

Aside from running, experts also recommend following an anti-inflammatory diet. It may even be more beneficial to use extra-strength supplements like VitaBreeze Glucosamine, which is known for its high potency and purity. 

This amazing formula is known to help repair joint cartilage damage, enhance physical limitations, and alleviate pain. It continues to be a popular choice as it also comes with other arthritis-fighting ingredients, namely chondroitin, MSM, and turmeric (

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