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Recreational running is not bad for healthy people's joints — it is time to study the safety of running in people with osteoarthritis

  • J.-F. Esculier
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    Address correspondence and reprint requests to: J.-F. Esculier, PT PhD, The Running Clinic, C.P. 1075 Lac Beauport, Quebec, Canada. Tel.: 1-418-907-8171.
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    The Running Clinic, Lac Beauport, Canada
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    MoveMed Physiotherapy, Kelowna, Canada
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  • C. Barton
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    Department of Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics, School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre (LASEM), School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
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Published:November 15, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2022.11.002
      The body of research investigating the effects of running on lower-limb joint health has grown steadily in conjunction with the rapidly increasing prevalence of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. This work is vital, considering the major physical and psychological health benefits of running
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      • Kovalchik S.
      • Stamatakis E.
      • Liangruenrom N.
      • Grgic J.
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      Is running associated with a lower risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, and is the more the better? A systematic review and meta-analysis.
      , and the high participation rates.
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