True or False: Running on Hard Surfaces Is Bad for Your Knees
Beth Skwarecki

Tell me if these suggestions sound familiar: Find a soft grassy field to do sprints. Stick to trails instead of pavement when you can. Enjoy the springy surface of a stadium track rather than pounding your feet against concrete. The advice often concludes ominously: Your knees will thank you.

It kind of makes sense: harder surfaces should mean more impact on our legs, including our knees. But is that impact meaningful enough to cause injury?

Putting stress on your b...

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