¡Correr y lesiones musculoesqueleticas!
Pues eso, haciendo un revisión bibliografica me he encontrado con algunos estudios "serios" que demuestran, pese a lo que pueda parecer, que los corredores de fondo tienen menos lesiones musculoesqueleticas o articulares que los adultos sedentarios.
Aquí os dejo el resumen (lo siento... está en ingles), de uno de estos estudios, que ademas esta hecho con cerca de 500 corredores de fondo de entre 50 y 70 años. Nos dice que este grupo de corredores tiene menos lesiones y visitan menos al medico y en general tienen menos problemas que un grupo de control sedentario.
Am J Med. 1987 Apr;82(4):772-80.
Aging, long-distance running, and the development of musculoskeletal disability. A controlled study.
Lane NE, Bloch DA, Wood PD, Fries JF.
Four hundred ninety-eight long-distance runners aged 50 to 72 years were compared with 365 community control subjects to examine associations of repetitive, long-term physical impact (running) with musculoskeletal disability and medical service utilization in a cross-section study. Runners had less physical disability than age-matched control subjects (p less than 0.01) and maintained more functional capacity (p less than 0.001) as measured by a modified Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index. Runners sought medical services less often, but one third of the visits that they did make were for running-related injuries. No differences were found between groups in conditions thought to predispose to osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal disability. Ligamentous laxity and family history of arthritis were similar in both groups. Runners demonstrated better cardiovascular fitness and weighed less. Differences persisted after adjustment for age, occupation, and sex, and after inclusion or exclusion of subjects with major medical problems. Musculoskeletal disability appeared to develop with age at a lower rate in runners (0.003 units per year versus 0.028) than in community control subjects, and the decreased rate was observed with both lower extremity and upper extremity functions. These data suggest positive effects of systematic aerobic running activity upon functional aspects of musculoskeletal aging.
PMID: 3551605 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
... y este otro que es de "JAMA", una de las biblias en lo que ha estudios cientificos sobre actividad fisica se refiere.
Is Running Associated With Degenerative Joint Disease?
Richard S. Panush, MD; Carolyn Schmidt, OTR; Jacques R. Caldwell, MD; N. Lawrence Edwards, MD; Selden Longley, MD; Richard Yonker, DO; Ella Webster, MD; Janet Nauman, BSN; John Stork, MD; Holger Pettersson, MD
Little information is available regarding the long-term effects, if any, of running on the musculoskeletal system. We therefore compared the prevalence of degenerative joint disease among 17 male runners (mean age, 56 years; height, 180 cm [5 ft 11 in]; and weight, 73.02 kg [161 lb]) with 18 male nonrunners (mean age, 60 years; height, 178 cm [5 ft 10 in]; and weight, 78 kg [171 lb]). Running subjects (53% marathoners) ran a mean of 44.8 km (28 miles)/wk for 12 years. Pain and swelling of hips, knees, ankles, and feet and other musculoskeletal complaints among runners were comparable with those among nonrunners. Radiologic examinations (for osteophytes, cartilage thickness, and grade of degeneration) also were without notable differences among groups. We did not find an increased prevalence of osteoarthritis among the runners. Our observations suggest, within the limits of our study, that long-duration, high-mileage running need not be associated with premature degenerative joint disease in the lower extremities.
Los que dicen que es correr es malo para las articulaciones y que provoca lesiones..... podeis decirles que peor es no hacer nada!
Úlima edición por lele fecha: 02-04-2010 a las 13:03