by Dr. Riley Williams III
At the time of their retirement, professional athletes have probably been playing their competitive sport for decades. With long sports seasons (i.e. 46 weeks in soccer), players spend 9/10ths of … More…
In athletes, the risk of osteoarthritis rises with certain movements and injuries. Dr. Anil Ranawat, Orthopedic Surgeon, says that "running on a synthetic track, dirt, or gravel is better for the joints than pounding the pavement." When pursuing an exercise program, you should consider including weight-training to your regiment and learning how to land properly. To read more on cross-training to reduce the risk of arthritis, visit http://www.hss.edu/conditions_athletes-cross-train-reduce-arthritis-risk.asp.