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Video David Part 2 - The 3 Most Common Camino Injuries & How to Avoid them.

JoroAtanasof

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Camino(s) past & future
CF may 2018
CP july 2018
CP Coastal august 2019
Great video could not agree more :)
I spent 2 days exploring Barcelona and by the time i arrived by train to Pamplona it was obvious that my shoes are not the right size . So i visited Caminoteca store in Pamplona before heading to SJPDP and the assistant recomended me Keen Newport H2 sandals . I am glad that i listened him . Blister free camino , but i had have shin splints on both of my legs ( guess i am in young energetic people's group :D ) . I hope this video generate lot of views from new timers before they start their journey .
 

Bert45

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Camino(s) past & future
(2003) Francés, (2014) Francés, (2016) Portugués , (2016) Aragonés, (2018) del Norte to Primitivo,
This video is too slow for me, and the sound quality is not great at times. Can you, Robo, simply type the list of injuries with their prevention and cure, if prevention fails?
 

jsalt

Jill
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, LePuy, Rota Vicentina, Norte, Madrid, C2C, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés, Inglés
Ha, ha, I had to laugh when David said that females will buy boots too small. My trusty boots gave up the ghost, so when I was in the big city with husband we went shopping for another pair. I found the identical pair, tried them on, and told the the sales assistant I’ll take them. “BUT THEY’RE FAR TOO BIG!” my HUSBAND wailed. They are NOT, I declared . . . and last year I walked across Spain in them, no blisters. Perfect fit.
 

martin1ws

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Camino(s) past & future
Somport to Finisterre Jul-Aug 2018
Thank you very much, @Robo and @David !

This video is too slow for me, and the sound quality is not great at times. Can you, Robo, simply type the list of injuries with their prevention and cure, if prevention fails?
Blisters: main reason: too small shoes; stop on hotspot immediately
Shin Splints: walk as if you have no backpack (not leant forward); short paces
Knees: walking up and down and on rough terrain: poles that are used in the right way (not just clicking on the ground)

But there is much more additional information in the video... so I would recommend to watch it.
 

Bert45

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Camino(s) past & future
(2003) Francés, (2014) Francés, (2016) Portugués , (2016) Aragonés, (2018) del Norte to Primitivo,
Thank you very much, @Robo and @David !


Blisters: main reason: too small shoes; stop on hotspot immediately
Shin Splints: walk as if you have no backpack (not leant forward); short paces
Knees: walking up and down and on rough terrain: poles that are used in the right way (not just clicking on the ground)

But there is much more additional information in the video... so I would recommend to watch it.
Thanks, Martin. You've given me all that I hoped for.
 

Icacos

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Ha, ha, I had to laugh when David said that females will buy boots too small. My trusty boots gave up the ghost, so when I was in the big city with husband we went shopping for another pair. I found the identical pair, tried them on, and told the the sales assistant I’ll take them. “BUT THEY’RE FAR TOO BIG!” my HUSBAND wailed. They are NOT, I declared . . . and last year I walked across Spain in them, no blisters. Perfect fit.
😊 Thankfully, I’m past the stage of worrying about my shoes looking too large. However, I had to smile when David indicated he didn’t think poles did much to lessen the weight on one’s knees and, I believe, didn’t think they were much worth using. I use poles not so much to reduce the weight on my knees, but more for stability when going up or down uneven terrain, and particularly for the upper body workout I get ... because I use my poles properly. 😊
 

Icacos

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
This video is too slow for me, and the sound quality is not great at times. Can you, Robo, simply type the list of injuries with their prevention and cure, if prevention fails?
You found it too slow? Gosh, I found it perfect camino and post-camino speed for me. 😊
 

David

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Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Ha, ha, I had to laugh when David said that females will buy boots too small. My trusty boots gave up the ghost, so when I was in the big city with husband we went shopping for another pair. I found the identical pair, tried them on, and told the the sales assistant I’ll take them. “BUT THEY’RE FAR TOO BIG!” my HUSBAND wailed. They are NOT, I declared . . . and last year I walked across Spain in them, no blisters. Perfect fit.
Funny 😂 - but, I didn't say that you know. I said that a certain type of non-hiking female pilgrim will do that - not all novice female walkers, and definitely not seasoned female hikers. It is from observation of blister casualties over thirteen years. - that is why I prefaced it with saying I wasn't being misogynist - my two main are non hiking female pilgrims in footwear too small, and then young males with super-cheap and inappropriate footwear such as 'bargain' tennis shoes ;).
 

JennyH94

Pilgrim in progress
Camino(s) past & future
CF - sections and whole (2012-2019) and part VF (2017)
Great interview Robo and David - informative and interesting - thank you both.
I’m a big fan of Hiker’s wool too Robo - it’s a fabulous product.
Cheers from Oz -
Jenny
 

Albertagirl

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
Thank you, Rob and David, for an excellent video. I shall be heading off to the mountains with a pack in about three weeks, and am hoping to avoid injury, particularly shin splints. I have developed my own functional walking style in nearly fifty years of mountain walking. It got me up to Orisson on my first camino with no advance training (not recommended). But the thought of attempting to adjust my pace and posture with a heavier pack for back-country travel is daunting. I am leaving behind what I can and shall walk slowly and carefully at first, trying to enjoy the mountains and stay safe. Bears are less of a hazard than the virus, and my very old tin of bear spray still has useful contents (I tried it out yesterday). I have a lovely camino mask from Ivar to pull up if I meet others on the trail. I shall be watching the video several more times before I leave, and seeing if adjusting my pace will work for me to avoid shin splints. Thanks again.
 
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