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Is it possible to get arthritis in the knees from running too much?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

But it is very unlikely.
We see far more arthritis in patients who are overweight and don't exercise than in runners who keep their weight under control.

In brief: Yes

But it is very unlikely.
We see far more arthritis in patients who are overweight and don't exercise than in runners who keep their weight under control.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Yes, but...

That is if you run to the point of injury; several studies have shown no association between long distance running and development of knee osteoarthritis; family history, history of injury/trauma to the knee, and obesity are risk factors--you are better off running (just not to the point of overuse injury) than not running--it will help keep your weight down and has numerous other health benefits.

In brief: Yes, but...

That is if you run to the point of injury; several studies have shown no association between long distance running and development of knee osteoarthritis; family history, history of injury/trauma to the knee, and obesity are risk factors--you are better off running (just not to the point of overuse injury) than not running--it will help keep your weight down and has numerous other health benefits.
Dr. Theodore Shybut
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