LIGHT JOGGING DOES NOT CAUSE ARTHRITIS STATES PODIATRIST
posted: Jun 17, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. Anna Kendall states, "couch potatoes might highlight the stress jogging could cause to the body, including possible shin splints, tendinitis, stress fractures and the early onset of arthritis. Those excuses did not stand up to scrutiny. Problems I see mainly include blisters and black toenails or strain injuries. But a lot of these are due to people wearing the wrong shoes, not warming up properly, or trying to do too much too soon; so that's not the fault of the exercise itself. Common strain injuries included Achilles tendinitis - especially in men over 30, as the blood supply to the Achilles tendon diminishes in men of that age - and plantar fasciitis. But light jogging, such as that recommended by the research, did not cause arthritis."
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