Hi All, I have a specific question that seems to generate differing answers even from professionals. Im only 42 and recently found out I have a heriditary arthritus and it can be seen on my fingers, hands, knees, elbows and feet.Its not that bad to be honest but i want to think "prevention" now so that i can preserve my joints for another 50 years!
I dont want to put stress on my joints and want to have them last as long as possible so I was worried about "kicking fresh air" and "punching fresh air", wado ryu basic techniques and katas.
My brain tells me this isnt great for the joints as its extending them, some agree and some disagree.
I know a lot of karate folk say that training actually led to arthritus so it seems logical that if one already has it an an early age that its best to avoid, in any case surely it cant help?
ps trianing martial arts didnt cause this for me, it was going to happen anyway. besides im just a hobby guy and take it light.