Osteoarthritis & Runng

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30/01/2013 at 13:06

Hello all

I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my feet of all places. 

I wonder if anyone else out there is in the same position.  I have been told not to stop running thankfully.  The furthest I do are half marathons but can clock up 20 miles a week.

I am going to see biomechanics but was wondering if anyone could recommend a good running shoe.  I am currently using sacouny and have done for years but they do seem to provide enough cushioning - feel very hard underfoot.

Thanks for any help anyone can give



30/01/2013 at 17:42

I was diagnosed with osteoposis so bad it was off the scale. However, despite having been smashed off the bike a few times and one or two falls while running, had never ever broken any bone once.

Turns out that bone density isn't the whole picture. Normal bone is dense and strong. Whereas mine was less dense but due to running its 'specific strength was much higher'. 

The % differences are not big though.

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