[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [at-l] Hiking Sticks/Knees




>Most of the knee pain we see around here is due to weak quads. The
>combination of week quads, overly optimistic pack loads, and multiple hills
>often result in severe pain, especially on downhills. If you have joint
>pain with hiking, it is often worthwhile spending a bit of time with an
>orthopod and/or physical therapist to evaluate the problem and create a
>training plan. If there are more nasty problems (cartilage damage, torn
>ligaments, arthritis, et al), then you might need more specific treatment
>and/or reconsideration of sports. Plugging along with pain is a great way
>to make a bigger problem.
>
>OrangeBug
>Atlanta, GA
>
>At 03:29 PM 8/10/1999 -0400, Lynn Setzer wrote:
>>It's one of the better explanations of what goes on in a knee that I have
>>found.  I went in thinking I had patellar tendinitis, but am now convinced
>>it must be chondromalacia, not that I'm a doctor or anything.
>
>* From the Appalachian Trail Mailing List |  http://www.backcountry.net  *

* From the Appalachian Trail Mailing List |  http://www.backcountry.net  *

==============================================================================