Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Running and knee trouble
I often hear, to the point of actually worrying about it, that running at my age can ultimately lead to joint problems, notably arthritis in the knee. I had never run at all until this year when I started to train for the LIVESTRONG 5K this year. I'm in my 40s so issues of cartilage damage become more relevant, perhaps, than they might be were I in my teens. So it's heartening to read this piece in The New York Times Health section concerning findings that running, at least if done free of injury, can actually support long-term knee cartilage health.