The linked study presents new information on the relationship between knee pain and osteoarthritis in relation to an individuals running habits. The study seeks to resolve whether running causes knee pain or if people with pre existing knee pains would not be running in the first place. The study has determined that running can improve knee function.
- The findings offer some interesting new insights about the (lack of) links between running and knee osteoarthritis.
- There have been plenty of previous studies that have followed groups of runners for many decades, and concluded that they were less likely to develop osteoarthritis than matched groups of non-runners.
- The key result is that those who reported running were less likely to report frequent knee pain, have X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis in their knees, or have symptoms of osteoarthritis compared to non-runners.
Of the total population, just under 30 percent reported running on a regular basis at some point in their lives.