Athletics and osteoarthritis.

  title={Athletics and osteoarthritis.},
  author={Joseph A. Buckwalter and Nancy E. Lane},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={25 6},
Athletes, and an increasing number of middle aged and older people who want to participate in athletics, may question whether regular vigorous physical activity increases their risk of developing osteoarthritis. To answer this, the clinical syndrome of osteoarthritis must be distinguished from periarticular soft tissue pain associated with activity and from the development of osteophytes. Sports that subject joints to repetitive high levels of impact and torsional loading increase the risk of… CONTINUE READING
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