BuryPhysioRestoring function and fitnessIT'SGOODRUNTOThere is scientific evidence to suggest that impact Running in itself doesn't make you strong,is good for the joints. Even today, a lot of medical so in order to prevent injuries a strengtheningprofessionals will tell you: 'running is bad for the programme for the legs and pelvis is key. Youknees' but this has been shown to be incorrect. should gradually increase your time/mileage toensure your tissues can cope with the activity.As a keen runner with a family history ofosteoarthritis (OA) I have always been concernedY running style may need to alter if you areabout the impact running was having on myjoints. So here is the science behind it. I'm sure Ifl do develop OA in my joints, running will certainlyI'm going to have to work hard to convince some not be the cause: genetics will be the main factor.of yougetting pain.If you would like to take up running but don'tThe hyaline cartilage (in the knee joint for know where to start, or if your running isexample) is formed of collagen domes and it causing you muscle/tendon pain come and seeis these that provide the absorption of water us at Bury Physio for a running analysis andwithin the cartilage. These domes are filled with strengthening programme.glycoaminoglygens (GAGs) which attract water.You lose or deflate these domes with reducedloading (inactivity). Reduced load leads to a softercartilage and also the risk of injury.Mark AldertonSenior Clinician at Bury PhysioBuryPhysioBut the collagen domes can be renewedwith weight bearing exercise: running can Maynewater Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2ABincrease GAGs.We know now that running is good for the joints,but you certainly need to be conditioned to run.Tel: 01284 748200email: admin@buryphysio.co.ukWebsite: www.buryphysio.co.ukFind us on Twitter E@Bury_Physio

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BuryPhysio Restoring function and fitness IT'S GOOD RUN TO There is scientific evidence to suggest that impact Running in itself doesn't make you strong, is good for the joints. Even today, a lot of medical so in order to prevent injuries a strengthening professionals will tell you: 'running is bad for the programme for the legs and pelvis is key. You knees' but this has been shown to be incorrect. should gradually increase your time/mileage to ensure your tissues can cope with the activity. As a keen runner with a family history of osteoarthritis (OA) I have always been concernedY running style may need to alter if you are about the impact running was having on my joints. So here is the science behind it. I'm sure Ifl do develop OA in my joints, running will certainly I'm going to have to work hard to convince some not be the cause: genetics will be the main factor. of you getting pain. If you would like to take up running but don't The hyaline cartilage (in the knee joint for know where to start, or if your running is example) is formed of collagen domes and it causing you muscle/tendon pain come and see is these that provide the absorption of water us at Bury Physio for a running analysis and within the cartilage. These domes are filled with strengthening programme. glycoaminoglygens (GAGs) which attract water. You lose or deflate these domes with reduced loading (inactivity). Reduced load leads to a softer cartilage and also the risk of injury. Mark Alderton Senior Clinician at Bury Physio BuryPhysio But the collagen domes can be renewed with weight bearing exercise: running can Maynewater Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2AB increase GAGs. We know now that running is good for the joints, but you certainly need to be conditioned to run. Tel: 01284 748200 email: admin@buryphysio.co.uk Website: www.buryphysio.co.uk Find us on Twitter E@Bury_Physio