GENE G. HUNDER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
To the Editor: Regular, moderate physical exercise such as jogging is generally accepted as being beneficial to health (1, 2). Recently, I saw a patient who jogged regularly in whom changes of degenerative joint disease rapidly developed in one hip. It appeared that the excessive stress on the hip joint during jogging may have caused the accelerated erosion of the articular cartilage.
The patient, a 47-year-old white businessman, was seen in September 1968 because of right-hip pain of 1 year's duration. In 1965 he had begun to jog a mile each morning. In the fall of 1967 he had experienced
HUNDER GG. HARMFUL EFFECT OF JOGGING. Ann Intern Med. ;71:664–665. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-3-664
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(3):664-665.
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