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Tips on Avoiding Hiking Injuries:

  1. Stretch properly before and after hiking.
  2. Wear proper hiking boots.
  3. Do not overexert yourself.
  4. Do not increase your workout or mileage too much too soon.
  5. If you're a beginning hiker, avoid difficult and long hikes.

Some common Hiking Injuries are:

  • Foot Blisters
    • Foot blisters are one of the biggest problems that can arise from hiking.
    • Avoid developing foot blisters by wearing good quality hiking boots and socks.
  • Sore Knees
    • Sore knees is a common problem caused by hiking long distances, and walking up or down steep slopes or hills.
    • Walking Sticks will help prevent sore knees by taking some of the pressure off your knee joints and leg muscles and put in on your arm and shoulder muscles.
    • A set of orthodics may also help prevent sore knees.
  • Sore Hips
    • Sore hips is caused by the same problems that cause sore knees.
    • Sore hips a common problem caused by hiking long distances, and walking up or down steep slopes or hills.
    • Walking Sticks will help prevent sore hips by taking some of the pressure off your knee joints and leg muscles and put in on your arm and shoulder muscles.
    • A set of orthodics may also help prevent sore hips.
  • Body Aches and Pains
    • Most people are generally sore after taking a hike, especially if they haven't taken a hike in a long time.
    • Other activities such as jogging, bike riding, or yoga will help keep muscles strong and flexible.
    • Upper body weight training and abdominal exercises can help you keep your body upright and in the correct posture, relieving the back from too much strain.

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