Running: impact of running styles on knee joints, arthritis and running

Josephine

NURSE DIRECTOR EMERITUS
Nurse Director
Joined
Jun 8, 2007
Messages
84,850
Age
82
Location
The North
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Gender
Female
gold
Members often report they are cautioned against having knee replacements at too young an age (is 45 a young age?) and from continuing in their favourite sporting/running activities.

Well, we none of us knows what the future holds for us nor how long we have left to live on this planet. Why worry about what might happen 30 years down the line and sacrifice your enjoyment of life in the process? You need to read this blog of Dick Beardsley, a renowned marathon runner who now has two knee replacements and is still doing marathons!

Another factor is what is being referred to as 'evolutionary' running. It seems that barefoot runners usually hit the ground toe first and recently sport scientists have determined that this means the load goes up the muscles of the leg, especially the lower leg, where they absorb the impact like a spring which is naturally correct. They call it toe-heel running.

I think it bears some comparison to the style of the Olympic champion, Oscar Pistorius, also known as the Blade Runner.

If the impact can be transferred from bone to muscle and ligament, then the risk of damage in the joint would be dramatically reduced.


aflagsforworship.co.uk_jo_pic_images_oscarpisto.jpg
 

BoneSmart #1 Best Blog

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
64,779
Messages
1,590,726
BoneSmarties
39,124
Latest member
sophiawilson
Recent bookmarks
0
Back
Top Bottom