“Interestingly, further testing indicated that ankle and foot cartilage have the ability to regenerate under ongoing endurance running,” said Dr. Uwe Schutz. He is a radiologist and specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery in the department of diagnostic and interventional radiology at the University Hospital of Ulm, in Germany.
“The ability of cartilage to recover in the presence of loading impact has not been previously shown in humans. In general, we found no distance limit in running for the human joint cartilage in the lower extremities,” Schutz said in a society news release.
“The human foot is made for running,” Schutz said.
Research findings presented at meetings are viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.
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