Sore knees are one of the hiker's most common plagues. Heavy packs, tough terrain and long miles combine to place high levels of stress on the knees, and hikers often compensate by consuming large quantities of pain relievers. There are ways to combat knee problems, however, and to keep joint pain from slowing you down on the trail.
Article Written By Greg Johnson
Greg Johnson earned his Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from The Ohio University. He has been a professional writer since 2008, specializing in outdoors content and instruction. Johnson's poetry has appeared in such publications as "Sphere" and "17 1/2 Magazine."