If you’re going to the 38th floor of a high-rise, no one is going to expect you to take the stairs. But if you choose the elevator to get to the second floor as a pain management tactic, it could be an early indicator of osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study from the University of Leeds. Taking a closer look at this study can help us to better understand the knee pain Phoenix residents experience.
There is a long-running debate about running in the field of medicine.“The jury is still out,” Dr. Jon Schriner of Michigan State University told LiveScience in 2012. “Some say yes, running is bad for the knees; some say no.” Just-released research heavily favors the pro-running camp, demonstrating that it reduces the likelihood of osteoarthritis (OA). The scientists conducting the study at Baylor College of Medicine assessed subjects who ran on a regular basis for a substantial part of their lives, revealing that they were no more vulnerable to OA than non-runners. Previous studies have shown a strong correlation between running and the degenerative joint disorder. These new findings suggest that the activity itself serves as a defense against physical wear-and-tear such as OA.