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Bad knees? physical therapist? need for trekking poles?Sredfield wrote:I scoffed at poles for a long time, did carry a broom handle for poking at things and just to have something in my hands. Then the second knee went bad, and I had a 5 day back pack planned in Grand Gulch. Physical therapist had no cure, so I sort of impulse - purchased a set of Leki's. Took a while to get used to them, and they are a bit noisy, but now I do not leave the TH without them. Great relief for my knees. They take a little weight off on each step, so let's see, 18.2 miles, 35 inch pace . . . .
That's a lot of total weight removed from the pressure contact point in each knee. And I want to keep doing this for at least another 20 years so, any little bit helps.