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Runners- Does running cause arthritis?

The majority of data is showing that running does not cause or exacerbate osteoarthritis. In fact some studies have shown that running may actually help prevent degeneration. 


However, other studies show that distance runners have a lower extremity injury rate of 79%. This means that distance running can be good for the body and the spine. This high rate of injury also makes it important for distance runners to take care of their body and make sure that they are running with a proper running form. 


In this video Dr. Tim Bertelsman of ChiroUp shows some helpful tips that runners can look out for to improve their efficiency and decrease their chance of injury. While in the process of making these changes make sure to only increase your distance by 10% so your body can adjust to you new more efficient running stance. 


3 Exercises to improve your running strength

This information is just the tip of the iceberg as far as running information. If you would like more Follow the Link Below as Dr. Tim Bertelsman gives more in depth tips to improve your running efficiency and decrease your chance of injury. If you need help making sure your body is aligned and at a decrease chance of injury contact of office for more help!

Link to Running From Arthritis in more detail.

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