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Old 11-06-2013, 08:23 AM   #4
Jeremy Schultz
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Location: Colville  WA
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Re: Arthritis from intense workouts?

Thanks for the input and for relaying your own experiences, guys.

I am actually a veterinarian, and I see horses with severe hock arthritis all the time from years of hard work - such as racing, barrel racing, taking off out of the roping box, sliding stops in reining, etc.

All of that arthritis comes from over-use/intense-exercise over years, and it seems that something like Crossfit would be the "human version" of this stuff, and therefore would result in joint degradation over years of Crossfitting.

I completely understand that the pain of arthritis is helped/alleviated by doing physical activity, but that is a different issue than developing arthritis because of Crossfit.

I'm actually hoping I'm wrong...
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