Walking injuries

Walking injuries

Walking is good for you, and you're unlikely to get hurt by getting out in the great outdoors for a stroll. However there are a few common walking injuries, which may affect your feet, ankles, knees or wrists at some point. Here's what to do if it happens, how to rehabilitate after a walking injury and when to seek professional help.

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Common walking injuries - foot injuries

Common walking injuries - foot injuries

by Amanda Robertson

Sore feet are a hindrance to any sports person, especially a walker. The article will give you some basic pointers in what to use for treatment of blisters and some advice on other common injuries to the foot.

Common walking injuries - ankle injuries

Common walking injuries - ankle injuries

by Amanda Robertson

Ankles are a common walking injury. Most walkers will, at sometime, have sprained an ankle or developed a tendonitis. This article will help you to identify the basic causes, symptoms and help you to do some basic management of the injury.

Common walking injuries - knee injuries

Common walking injuries - knee injuries

by Amanda Robertson

Common knee injuries suffered by walkers include: anterior knee pain, meniscal damage or cartilage problems and medial ligament damage.

Common walking injuries - wrist injuries

Common walking injuries - wrist injuries

by Amanda Robertson

This article summarises the potential types of injury that can occur at the wrist and basic symptoms and treatment ideas. The wrist is a complex joint, so it is advisable to seek medical advice through your GP, casualty department or a chartered physiotherapist.

Rehabilitation after a walking injury

Rehabilitation after a walking injury

by Alison Macfarlane

Your approach to rehabilitation will have a significant effect on how long it takes to get back to exercise. Rehabilitation starts at the time of the injury (or awareness of) with some self-help, through to consulting a professional and the on-going rehabilitation phase itself - including exercises, massage, cross-training and psychology.

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