What is the state of research into running with hip or knee osteoarthritis. What is the Arthritis Care view on this matter? What do they advise?
In 2006 when I was diagnosed it was advised against. Research is now starting to shed doubt upon this line of thinking. I've ploughed through the research as best I can but I don't have full access. What do the experts say in 2015?
A big concern that I have is that research shows that fitness is hugely important in helping reduce symptoms. Yet those that are active are typically advised to reduce activity and thus loose fitness. Running is a huge help with things like weight control, combating age related loss of fitness, muscle mass and bone density - not to mention pumping nutrients through the joints - joints rely on osmosis.
It would be good to get more information on topics like this. Information for highly active people that want to keep getting fitter and healthier with each passing decade despite an OA diagnosis. For many this loss of fitness and athleticism is the biggest fear. I know it was for me. What does Arthritis Care have to offer these people?