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5 Experts Answer: Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

from MyHealthNewsDaily

Not everyone who runs is destined to get arthritis.

The knees take a lot of pressure. The hipbone is a very nice ball and socket, and the ankle is set up in a good way, but the knees can take nice, happy cartilage and start to break it down.

The condyles of the femur (thigh bone) are round, and rest on the flat surface of the tibia (shin bone). There is always a place where the two bones touch bone-to-bone (as a basketball on a table would do). Both of these bones have a coating of hard, shiny, firm cartilage at the ends, enabling the bones to glide on one another. more


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