163-Hiking with Injuries

Show notes

Most of us we start life reasonably fit and healthy and as we get older we start to collect various injuries and illnesses along the way. In most cases we aren’t talking about major medical problems that are going to stop us from hiking altogether but rather issues that may only be minor niggles but either in isolation, or in combination, they injuries can become more of an issue making life just that bit more difficult. In addition to these pre-existing issues we can also collect new ones when we hike. Dealing with these injuries can be a real learning curve but it’s worth being aware of what they are and how best to manage them, otherwise your enjoyment level will be greatly impacted.

In this podcast episode we discuss the key considerations for hiking with pre-existing injuries as well as managing any new ones you pick up on the trail.

Read the written version of this podcast here

Podcast overview

In this episode we talk about managing hiking injuries both on and off the trail:

  • Introduction
  • Key Considerations
    • Talk to to a health professional (time index 00:01:30)
    • Know your limits (time index 00:06:07)
      • Logistical considerations
    • Know your issues (time index 00:08:39)
      • Injury considerations
    • Be prepared (time index 00:10:30)
    • Injuries on the trail  (time index 00:13:37)
      • Blisters
      • Sunburn
      • Scrapes and abrasions
      • Knee pain
      • Twisted or sprained ankles
      • Chaffing
  • Work out when it’s time to quit (time index 00:21:39)
  • Tim and Gill’s final thoughts (time index 00:23:57)

Close (time index 00:27:56)

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