This is myth that refuses to die so I LOVE this post from The Sports Podiatrist.
So, a little louder for those at the back.
Research tells us that recreational runners are LESS likely to get Osteoarthritis (OA) knees than sedentary people.
Read that again.
And if you have Osteoarthritis knees stopping running usually doesn’t help.
So yes, if you are having a flare, reduce volume and load. Dial back a little.
And if you get knee pain when you run, seek professional advice to help with that.
But joints actually get their nutrition from being loaded. Bones get stronger with impact exercise.
So running recreationally is actually GOOD for your joints!