Knee Osteoarthritis and Running

It is estimated that over 4 million Canadians have osteoarthritis (OA), a number that is projected to increase to 10.5 million by 2040. The knee is very often affected, and physical activity is widely recommended as an effective treatment in addressing knee OA.

While running is an activity providing many benefits to general health, many people with knee OA stop running as they are unsure if it’s safe to continue.

This is an important area of research to dispel myths and grow knowledge about the impact of running on knee osteoarthritis. The videos, research study information, and related articles and resources provided below are all intended to give people with osteoarthritis the information and confidence they need to stay active and continue the activities they love, such as running.

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Running and knee joints with Dr. Jean-Francois Esculier. And a patient’s perspective on osteoarthritis with Trish Silvester-Lee

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Research Study

The details behind the research: why understanding the impact of knee osteoarthritis is so important and who is involved.

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Additional Resources

Knee osteoarthritis: Frequently asked questions, infographics, and related articles from Arthritis Research Canada experts.

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