Monday, 27 February 2012

Ice Hockey Players-Hip Osteoarthritis-Handball Players-Elite Athletes

Elite athletes at greater risk for arthritis: study

(Reuters) - Elite male athletes who participate in high-contact sports such as football, soccer and rugby have a higher risk of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis than men who exercise little or not at all, a Swedish study found. There was a doubled risk in soccer and handball players, and a tripled risk in ice hockey players, added the researchers, whose study was published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Osteoarthritis, also called "wear and tear" arthritis, occurs when the cartilage cushioning the joints wears down. ... read more..

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