Thursday, January 07, 2010

Running Shoes

Running Shoes May Cause Damage to Knees, Hips and Ankles, New Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2010) — Knee osteoarthritis (OA) accounts for more disability in the elderly than any other disease. Running, although it has proven cardiovascular and other health benefits, can increase stresses on the joints of the leg. In a study published in the December 2009 issue of PM&R: The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation, researchers compared the effects on knee, hip and ankle joint motions of running barefoot versus running in modern running shoes. They concluded that running shoes exerted more stress on these joints compared to running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes.

Tan Wah Seng -- a fast runner who runs barefoot whether in half or full marathons

Click here to read from Science Daily Website

Thanks to Peck Yah who share this website with me.

My comments: The report says running shoes may cause damage to knees, hips and ankles. So what is the alternative for runners? Are we going to run barefoot? Maybe the scientists in Science Daily are to do a research study on "Running may cause damage to knees, hips and angles".

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