Running is Actually Good for Your Osteoarthritic Knees

People have this belief that running is bad for their knees. And especially for knees with osteoarthritis. Well this systematic review of more than 1200 people over the age of 50 puts this belief to bed. Here is a snippet from the authors below:

“Contrary to what we expected, we found little evidence to suggest that running is harmful in this cohort. Among individuals over 50 years of age with knee OA, running was not associated with longitudinal worsening knee pain or radiographically defined structural progression. Additionally, runners also had more improvement in knee pain compared to non-runners, suggesting that there may be a benefit to running from a knee health perspective in people who have knee OA.”