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10 biggest walking pains.

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Bisnick

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Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese "2015" missed one day. Portuguese "May 2016" ."2019" April/ May Portuguese Senda Litoral

Ted Stek

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis, SJPDP-Santiago (May 2016) Via de la Plata, Sevilla-Santiago (Sept 2016), CM/CF 2018
Great link Nick!

I think the most important thing is to listen to your body, even though your mind wants to push on. On the Camino Via de la Plata in 2016 I began feeling extreme pain in my left knee half way through and I went on by taking ibuprofen to finish. Two days after I got home I had a MRI and found my meniscus was almost completely gone and I had stress fractures in my tibia. After a year of recovery, I finally had my knee replaced this last January as the minscus can’t be replaced. However, four months to the day after my surgery (May 2018), I went back and completed the Camino de Madrid, from Madrid to Santiago (445 miles).

I really had no pain with my new knee, other than a little stiffness at night the first few weeks. What got me back to trekking was my love for the Camino, but I also worked at the physical therapy, and most of all, I listened to my body because I have a lot more treks on my wish list.

Ted
 
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wcsjms

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2016) ; 1st Camino Frances September 2016-November 2016 ; Camino Frances August 2017-October 2017
@ Ted Stek

I took off 2018 to repair my body after two Frances in 11 months. Like you, I found out I had knee damage (both knees) from IT band, to meniscus and ligament damage, got operated on Aug 21, 2018. Using a walker right now but I will be ready for the Via de la Plata in October of 2019 just as soon as I get the shoulders operated on in late September 2018 ...lol
 

Ted Stek

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis, SJPDP-Santiago (May 2016) Via de la Plata, Sevilla-Santiago (Sept 2016), CM/CF 2018
You sound crazy, like me. I did the Camino Francis in May/June and then went back and did the Camino Via de la Plata in October/November that same year. Funny, but I was so glad when I was done, and couldn’t wait to get back home, and then a few weeks later started missing and craving another Camino. That’s what happens to you once on the Camino.
 

natcire

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
First time and first day walking from SJPP on May 1 2018 to Finisterre (goal).
I think I have the Camino bug. I finished the Camino Frances in June with neuroma to both feet, hip and lower back pains. 2.5 months later my feet are still swollen and I am planning my next Camino (Portuguese Porto) next year or in two years; and the Rome to Muxia in May 2022 to celebrate my retirement.
 

wcsjms

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2016) ; 1st Camino Frances September 2016-November 2016 ; Camino Frances August 2017-October 2017
You sound crazy, like me. I did the Camino Francis in May/June and then went back and did the Camino Via de la Plata in October/November that same year. Funny, but I was so glad when I was done, and couldn’t wait to get back home, and then a few weeks later started missing and craving another Camino. That’s what happens to you once on the Camino.
The Camino calls and you will answer.... ohhhhh "cRAZY oNE" lol Buen CaminoS
 

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