At some point or another, many hikers are hit with a case of chafing on their inner thighs. This is a common occurrence resulting from your skin's repeated rubbing against clothing or, sometimes, other skin. This can be a painful skin development that can cause bleeding and make walking anywhere sharply painful. You should be aware of when your skin starts to get sore and take preventative measures, particularly if you have sensitive skin.
Tips & Warnings
If you are in a pinch, applying duct tape to your skin can work. It will irritate your skin, but the damage will be much less than if you let the chafing continue.
Article Written By Jonathan Croswell
Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.