If you experience aches and pains that make everyday tasks such as walking tough, consider using a walking stick! Instead of using a cane, try a walking stick or trekking poles. “Why?” you might ask! Because using a walking stick evokes more positive images of being young than a cane does! Therefore, you don’t have to worry about looking old by using one! Walking sticks are also great for younger people who experience aches and pains!
Why Use A Walking Stick?
Walking sticks can help relieve all sorts of aches and pains! From the feet up to the back, a walking stick can contribute to reducing the strain and stresses that come with everyday activities! If you love to take walks, but find that your aches and pains hinder it, try a walking stick to help out.
Walking Sticks are also known to reduce knee stress and pain by over 10%. By reducing the stress put on the knees by walking, swelling and stiffness won’t develop as easily ─ resulting in less pain.
Why Hikers Use Trekking Poles~
Hikers use trekking poles to help to support their bodies over uneven ground and rough terrain. This technique reduces the load on all their body parts as well as maintaining balance. Furthermore, by using trekking poles, they can conserve some energy so that they can go even further!
How Do Walking Sticks Help To Reduce Aches And Pains?
Walking sticks contribute to improving balance which in return also relieves back pain. While walking, your back muscles are heavily involved in maintaining your balance. If you reduce the workload on those stabilizing muscles, then the pain usually resides, as well.
A lot of back pain victims encounter more discomfort when stepping off of curbs, walking over bumpy ground or walking up hills. Using a walking stick, even in one hand, makes these everyday tasks that much easier and pain-free ─ as well as safer!
How Do I Find A Good Walking Stick?
You can find hand-crafted walking sticks sold by vendors at a lot of fairs and craft shows. Look online for a fair near you! Sometimes, they even list all of their vendors so that you can know before making the trip. I’ve also seen walking sticks sold at a lot of flea markets. Furthermore, I just did an online search for hand-crafted walking sticks, and tons of sites came up selling unique walking sticks. If you want one made from real wood, make sure the description states this!
You can find trekking poles at any sports store!
Moreover, you can also craft your own walking stick! Take a walk in the woods to find the perfect stick of wood and craft it to your liking! Add carvings to make it unique and all yours!
Take a look at How To Craft Your Own Personalized Walking Stick!
In conclusion, staying active is a matter of controlling your pain. Sometimes, a walking stick is all that you will need to keep on moving!
Robin, and The Zen Team!
*Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Therefore, ask your doctor about any health concerns that you might have and seek proper medical treatment.
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