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DOR Podcast #102: Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

We've all heard it. "Running will ruin your knees!" But upon looking at the research, the inverse is actually true. On this episode, Matt & Andrea take a deep dive into the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee. They show how research indicates that running is actually protective for you knees. They explain the common diagnosis of osteoarthritis, its risk factors, and how to take steps to prevent it.

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The Subjective:
What's the biggest running-related myth you've heard?

0:00 - Intro
2:20 - No, running is not bad for your knees
9:44 - Osteoarthritis defined 14:06 - The two types of osteoarthritis
19:56 - Risk factors for knee arthritis
28:24 - The link between mileage and OA risk
40:08 - How to reduce your risk of knee irritation
48:52 - Positive effects of running
54:24 - Wrap-up

Science Weekly: High vs. Low Drop Footwear
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