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Running may protect the knee from osteoarthritis

I was just perusing the abstract book from the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Boston last week (all 3018 of them!) and found more than a few gems. We already know that pretty much all the previous studies have generally shown that the prevalence of osteoarthritis in former or older runners is no […]

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Foot Orthotics and Patellofemoral Pain

The focus in recent times on patellofemoral pain or anterior knee pain in runners has all been on the proximal issues despite two randomized controlled trials showing that distal issues (ie foot orthotics) work (see Collins et al & Eng et al). A number of proximal risk factors have been potentially identified and the concept of load reduction […]

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Increasing cadence and patellofemoral forces

Hot on the heels of the study from last week on Barefoot vs Shod and patellofemoral joint stresses which showed that running barefoot reduced patellofemoral stress by 12%, we now have another new study that looked at patellofemoral loads and cadence: Increasing Running Step Rate Reduces Patellofemoral Joint Forces Lenhart, Rachel L.; Thelen, Darryl G.; […]

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Barefoot vs Shod and patellofemoral joint stresses

There is an increasing number of studies on patellofemoral pain syndrome or anterior knee pain in runners and the affects of gait changes on the biomechanics of it. The British Journal of Sports Medicine just published this: Take your shoes off to reduce patellofemoral joint stress during running Jason Bonacci, Bill Vicenzino, Wayne Spratford, Paul […]

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