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Nordic Walking Poles

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,662
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:33 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi, all!

I just ordered a pair of Nordic walking poles, as everything I've read makes them sound incredibly helpful in many ways (including posture, keeping the load off the back, knees, ankles, etc., excellent upper-body workout, and burning more calories than with regular walking).

Just wondering if anyone else has used them post-op lumbar discectomy and, if so, what your experience with them has been like.

Hope y'all are doing well tonight! :)



  • i used them for 6 years. your posture is better than using crutches. they are light plus you dont look like a disabled person.
    my only recommendation is that you have a person who skis show you the proper grip using the straps on the grip. proper grip gives more support and less strain to your wrist.
  • I have some that I used when we used to go hiking (back in the good old days!). Now I mainly use them when I am walking on an uneven surface as my balance is not very good any more. Sometimes I use them when I am just going for a walk. Sometimes I just use one and make it a little taller than what I normally would, and I use it to lean on. I recently used it that way when visiting an art museum. I had a rubber tip on the end so it didn't scratch the floor.

    There are some videos on the web that shows how to use them. Hope you like them.
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