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If you walked to a supermarket 500 metres away to buy a few groceries, you wouldn't expect to injury yourself while walking. Now suppose the supermarket was 10 kilometres away, making the round-trip 20 kilometres. You could well get a few minor injuries, perhaps a blister or some chaffing caused by poorly fitting clothes.

This example makes the point that you can become injured while walking and that the more kilometers you walk in a day, a week or a year, the more likely you are to get injured. Fortunately, injuries are a lot less likely than if you ran the same distance and most injuries can be prevented.

This page gives links to articles on the types of injuries walkers might get, how most injuries can be prevented and what to do recover from injuries.


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Last modified: October 28, 2007.