Re: Help with hurt knees
WARNING: CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.
THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE.
From Jim Jaeger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization Knowledge Communications
Date Sun, 06 Jul 1997 18:38:28 -0400
Perry West wrote:
> ** Some remedies people have suggested:
> -- Walking sticks, one or two (your preference).
> -- Knee brace. Whether appropriate for you and which kind depends
> on your particular condition. Get expert advice.
> -- Exercises. Again, different conditions require different
> exercises. Doing the wrong ones exacerbated my problem.
> -- Anti-inflamatory drugs.
> Bring those knees back into shape, and keep hiking.
I'll have to agree with Perry 100%. I went on a two week backpacking
trip with our Boy Scout troop to Philmont in NM. My doc recommended
starting to take ibuprofin the day *before* we started hiking, and to
stay on it for 3 days after. Those of us that took it daily fared much
better than those that didn't do anything until their knees started
acting up... lots of up & down hills. I also used a pair of spring-
loaded hiking poles. Both helped a lot.
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