The short answer is no!

Where the problem lies is how we go about running!

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง…
A lot of us want to run….
Like desperately want to run…
We havenโ€™t run since we were a kid but we donโ€™t care – we want to suddenly run!

So grabbing a pair of trainers you may not have worn for a couple of years, heading out on the roads and trying to push yourself until you canโ€™t breathe really isnโ€™t the answer!

Guess what – this is when our knees donโ€™t enjoy it because they are the area that gets targeted the most from the impact and repetitive action.

So my number one tip here is to get some help and guidance if you are new to running. Build up your running duration gradually and check you are wearing appropriate footwear and attire!

๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฃ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™จ?
You might be a keen runner and you have been running for many years. People may have told you that you shouldnโ€™t run so much because you will end up with arthritis in your knees.

Good news for you!!

There has been lots of randomised control trials (one of the gold standards of collecting data) into if runners have a higher incidence of knee arthritis. The evidence actually says that running is actually good for cartilage growth and can keep it healthy!

Woo hoo!! As long as you are not overdoing it, taking adequate rest and looking after your health….there is no reason that your knees will suffer due to running.

References – Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health – Daniel Liebermanย