Can I Run With Knee Arthritis?

By Ehren Allen, DPT/Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

There are a lot of myths about whether running is bad for the knees.  As a physical therapist and a runner, I deal with the question, “can I run with knee arthritis?” frequently.  The answer to this question is not black and white because there are many factors that influence arthritis in the knees.
image a woman running with knee arthritis.

image a woman running with knee arthritis.

How Do You Fix Knee Arthritis?

image of Man suffering with knee pain and knee arthritis.

Image of a man suffering from knee arthritis.

Knee arthritis symptoms can vary.  Some have mild pain in the knee at times.  Others have severe pain, deformity, and loss of function and independence.  Proper exercise is vital to manage most arthritis issues.

If you have arthritis pain that is limiting your life or your running, the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute is here to help.  JOI offers the most innovative and comprehensive care in the industry.  With highly specialized surgeons who perform minimally invasive knee surgeries to the most technologically advanced knee joint replacements, JOI has the answer for you!

JOI also offers some of the top physical therapy care in the country to help you get back to running…and to your life!

With telemedicine visits and ASAP Fracture and Injury Services now available, the answer to your knee arthritis has never been closer!

To learn more about knee joint replacements, this video may help.  Related Article: Choosing the Correct Running Shoe by JOI Rehab. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment with JOI, please call JOI-2000 or click the link below.

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Ehren Allen, DPT, COMT

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