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Articles February 2011 Issue

To Protect Arthritis-Prone Knees, Don’t Overdo Exercise

I f you’re at risk for osteoarthritis of the knee, light exercise such as walking or bowling can reduce your odds of develop- ing that painful condition. But strenuous exer- cise such as skiing, soccer, running or playing basketball can lead to cartilage damage and start “an osteoarthritis cascade,” a new study warns. Even if you’re not at risk, too much knee bending can damage cartilage.

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