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Running is NOT Bad for Your Knees!

Brad Farra - Tuesday, October 13, 2009


It's never my running patients that wonder if running is bad for their knees, it's the non-running folks that tell me running is bad for their knees. Running is not bad for your knees. It's been proven time and again with solid research that running can actually be good for your knees. This doesn't mean it's good for everyone or that there aren't reasons you shouldn't run. If you have specific questions about whether you should run or not, then speak with a Chiropractic sports physician or another physician that treats sports and extremity injuries. Below is a link to an article from the New York Times that references some current research highlighting the positive influence of running on your body. I think the most important thing for runners to keep in mind is that you must prepare your body for running and if you don't run regularly you must ease into the sport. Specific stretching and strengthening should be done before and after running to reduce the chance of injury.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/phys-ed-can-running-actually-help-your-knees/

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