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Does Running Cause Arthritis?

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MIRAGE727

1/22/2013 9:10:36 AM

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I've had osteoarthritis since 1975 and have a 25% disability! I started walking 5Ks in Nov 2010. Today, I'm running Half Marathons. Losing weight and training properly has got me to this point. If I'm hurting, I just start walking and I actually feel better.. As individuals, we have to find what works best for us! I have a doctor who runs and is monitoring my progress. I also have running therapists who help me train properly and prevent injury. Don't make yourself a spectator before seeking professional advice. There's a lot of myths out there that need to be realized!

ALWAYSSTARTING

1/21/2013 8:38:59 AM

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I had to stop my daily running years ago due to hip pain that took about 3 months of recovery.
Of two good friends who were lifelong runners: one has had both hips replaced, the other is putting it off, but meanwhile can hardly walk.
Seems clear to me. It may not be arthritis, but running puts much more stress on joins than walking does. Slow-motion videos are pretty clear.

BERRY4

11/22/2012 3:14:59 PM

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A 30-yr old knee injury, ankle injury, and now hip issues... running is no longer something I can participate in if I want to be able to WALK for the next 30 years or so. (I'm 51 now!)

MCLYMORE

11/21/2012 9:12:18 AM

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I use to run a lot in the Army; but those days are long gone. I have started running again as a part of my much need weight loss goals; but I already have Arthritis; I hope it doesn’t make it worse.

NKOUAMI26

10/2/2012 1:28:50 PM

I am so glad!

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