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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very "social" patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision-making principles – all geared to improve your quality of life.

3 comments on “Can Running Prevent Arthritis ?

    • Great question… A true runner will try to run through anything. I’m not saying that is a good idea. I’ve been a runner for a while, and treat many more everyday. Running after a diagnosis of arthritis can run the risk of making the arthritis worse… but that actually hasn’t been proven. If your knees bother than you should consider cross-training. If you understand the risks and are willing to take the chance then you can continue running. Arthritis, by definition will progress and worsen over time regardless of what you do.

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