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Can I run with osteoarthritis?

I am obese but losing (I've lost 65 pounds so fast). I walk every day. Is like to start running, too, but I have arthritis in my hips and knees.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Oct. 25, 2013 in Health

Answers (3)
  • What did your physician say?
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 11:57 PM on Oct. 25, 2013

  • Great job losing weight. You really should talk to your doctor before you begin a running regimen because you want to make sure you won't worsen your hip and knee problems. What about something that isn't so high impact, like swimming?
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:59 AM on Oct. 26, 2013

  • Keep walking! You can run... It's all about pain tolerance. If it hurts don't do it, simple as that. But low impact is better for your joints.
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 4:14 AM on Oct. 26, 2013

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