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Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Brace

I tried a Cho-Pat Knee Brace this weekend and I am a convert. My knees have been bothering me from carrying too much weight during a long backpacking trip a few weeks ago and I bought the brace right after I got home because I have a few hiking buddies who swear by theirs. They both wear […]

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Protec ITB Compresion Strap

Protec IT Band Wrap

Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) can really slow down hikers and backpackers. I know, I’m suffering from it this sumer. But about 2 months ago, I bought myself a Protec Illiotibial Band wrap that has kept the condition under control and helped me hike some of the hardest miles on the entire Long Trail. In fact, […]

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FlexPower Pain Relief Cream

I was at REI this weekend cashing in my annual dividend and I picked up a few samples of FlexPower pain relief cream to try out. Many of us geezers (over 30 years old) experience joint pain after a long day of backpacking. My main trouble spot is my knees, particularly after a day on […]

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Knee Pain – A Hiker’s Guide

Knee Pain is a common symptom in hikers, runners, skiers, and cyclists.One of the most common types is pain around or behind the kneecaps, which is often diagnosed as Chondromalacia, Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome, or more commonly “runner’s knee.” The symptoms of this type of knee pain worsen when walking up or down stairs, walking uphill, […]

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