Did you know that sports injuries can contribute to osteoarthritis, particularly when we don’t take the time to let them heal? Referred to as secondary osteoarthritis, it creeps up in joints that have been damaged by a previous injury. It’s common in professional athletes (such as hockey and football players), but it can happen in anyone.
Although it’s important to remember that exercise and activity is good for us, we do need to take care of ourselves. This Arthritis Society video tells the stories of two ordinary people who learned through experience how osteoarthritis can develop from sports injuries that aren’t fully treated. For all my hockey peeps out there, I’m talking to you too! If you don’t take care of yourself, who will?