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Completely Custom Knee Replacements - Jan 25
I'm constantly amazed by the advances of medicine. One problem with getting a knee replacment is that there's a one-size fits all (or one of only a few selections fits all) ...
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Why do you run? - May 16
Whenever I search for interesting news about knee health, I am bombarded with stories about the latest athletes who have injured their knees in pursuit of a win. As a health ...
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Flip-Flops Good for Knees - Mar 29
I read an article the other day about how flip-flops are easier on the knees than special walking shoes (also meaning that wearing flip-flops helps to prevent osteoarthritis). ...
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Posted: May 16, 2011 11:43
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  • Why do you run?


    Whenever I search for interesting news about knee health, I am bombarded with stories about the latest athletes who have injured their knees in pursuit of a win. As a health journalist, I spend what I sometimes consider too much time wading through every way your health can go wrong, and it makes me a little paranoid about my own health. Dental stories make my teeth twinge uncomfortably; knee stories lead me to carefully swing my leg back and forth, testing the hinge for any sign of malfunction; and back stories have been known to encourage me to make major changes, such as no longer carrying my laptop to work or purchasing an exercise ball to use instead of a desk chair (great consumer choice, by the way; my posture hasn't been this good in years). So it's no wonder that when I read story after story of injured athletes, I wonder why we do it. Why do we continue to run, to play sports (any other tennis players out there?), to dance?

    I know my answers, but I'm interested in yours--especially if you've been injured before and it hasn't slowed you down.

    I'll probably write a story about this at some point, so make sure to let me know if you don't want to be quoted or referenced.
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