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Our Chiropractor busts the myth about arthritis and running!

For many years the health industry has believed that long periods of running or running frequently will cause arthritis. However, the British Journal of Sports Medicine released a journal article stating “recreational running does not have a negative impact of the articular cartilage in runners.”

So what does cause arthritis?

Arthritis is most commonly caused by poor biomechanics and previous injury. You may be reading this and wondering what does poor biomechanics mean?

Well the answer to that is simple, poor biomechanics is improper loading of a joint, muscle, ligament or tendon. Improper loading is usually the result of weak muscles or poor posture.

A good example of poor biomechanics is excessive pronation, commonly known as flat feet. Flat feet occur when the muscles that form the arch of the foot are weak and allow the arch of the foot to collapse as weight is placed on the foot.

Over time as a joint is loaded improperly it can lead to arthritis. However, this is easily fixed through chiropractic assessment and management.

There are many different variations of poor biomechanics that chiropractors have been trained to assess. Chiropractors are qualified in providing advice and treatment for symptoms that arise as a result of poor biomechanics.

Chiropractic treatment can aid in the alleviating the symptoms of poor biomechanics and may aid in preventing the onset and progression of arthritis.