how to prevent hikers knee problems

The Knee Pain is a common symptom among hikers, runners and cyclists. One of the most common type of pain is around or behind the kneecaps commonly known as “runner’s knee.” The symptoms of this type of knee pain worsens when walking up or down stairs, walking uphill, running, jumping or activities that force the knee to bear weight. It is often caused by worn out shoes or muscular weakness in the quadriceps and hamstrings. And for some hikers, the pain is often caused by trauma or overuse. According to physiotherapist and trek leader at INKAPOWER “Trekkers usually are scared and put excessive pressure on the knees while hiking downhill, causing their knees to swell. You need to let gravity

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