Arthritis and athletics.

  title={Arthritis and athletics.},
  author={Lawrence D. Dorr},
  journal={Clinics in sports medicine},
  volume={10 2},
The number of people participating in athletics does not equal the number of people with arthritis. There are no data to support the concern that athletic participation will make the onset of arthritic joints more likely. What is clear is that injuries that occur with athletics can increase the incidence of arthritis. If a patient does develop arthritis secondary to athletics, the treatment is not different than that offered for a spontaneously occurring arthritic joint. If an operation is… CONTINUE READING