Years of run­ning have done a num­ber on my knees. Should I get rid of my run­ning shoes?

Men's Health (Malaysia) - - From The Editor - – ANDY

Thank­fully, dam­age to the ol’ “bis­cuits and cheese” is no longer a sign to hang up your run­ners. Sci­en­tific ad­vances mean that lost car­ti­lage isn’t gone for good and knee surgery is no longer a mo­bil­ity death knell. “Things have changed,” says or­thopaedic sur­geon Dr Nicholas DiNu­bile. “We can now re­gen­er­ate joint cush­ions us­ing a pa­tient’s own stem cells. Sur­geons can grow cells on tis­sue and lay them into the knee through a small in­ci­sion.” So speak to your doc­tor be­fore you give up your marathon hopes. But in the mean­time, work your back­side off – strength­en­ing your glutes re­lieves pres­sure on your knees and will in­crease your road mileage.

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