Re: Arthritis from intense workouts?
I have been battling Arthritis for a few years now, primarily in my feet. I have difficulty with lunges and pushing off the rear foot. I have also noticed in the last 2 years I have been getting chronic wrist pain. My wrist gets worse the more time I take off from lifting. I just recently had prolo therapy and found some relief in one foot (I have tried cortisone, oral medication, and acupuncture with little relief). I am hopeful further treatments will yield positive results in the other affected areas.
I think you are at greater risk of long term health problems with the couch potato scenario than you are with the crossfit scenario. In managing my own health and training I use mobility, compression, and decreasing weight working on full ROM during times of increased pain.