29 Sep 2017

Rugby and arthritis

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 29 September 2017

Rugby players may be at more risk of developing joint issues, like arthritis and osteoporosis, according to new research. 

A UK study found former elite players were more likely to report pain and mobility issues. Joint replacement for the players was six times higher than the general population. 

We speak to Otago sport and exercise lecturer Phil Handcock. 

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