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  • Lucy Hicks

Marathon Running Does Not Increase Arthritis Risk: Survey

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

Does regular running increase your risk of hip and knee arthritis from repetitive pounding on your joints? Not according to this new survey of nearly 400 runners who on average ran 28 miles/ week. Researchers found that there was no association between the risk of osteoarthritis and weekly mileage, years spent running, number of marathons completed, or running pace. Respondents who had previously undergone knee or hip surgery had the highest risk of osteoarthritis Other risk factors were a family history of arthritis and older age.

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