How to Prevent Injuries While Hiking

Hiking is great fun for all ages and sizes. Like any other person who has the zeal and passion for amazing views and high alpine trails, sometimes you forget that the activity is strenuous and has several potential dangers.

If you have been hiking for some time, chances are you have had a taste of what it is to get one of more of the following injuries. An injury from hiking can be severe, and you have likely read all sorts of stories about even fatal hiking accidents. The good news is that fatalities are extremely rare, and even injuries aren’t that frequent if you are careful, are prepared, and pay attention.

Here are some common minor injuries that do occur while hiking:

  • Sunburns
  • Blisters
  • Bug bites
  • Poison ivy
  • Chaffing
  • Twisted ankle
  • Scrapes and abrasions
  • Muscle cramps
  • Swollen feet

No one wants to have their fun hiking day be ruined by an injury.

So, how can such injuries be prevented?

 

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