What is Trekking Poles?

Category: Equipment

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Using a pair of hiking poles or trekking poles provides balance and takes more stress off the lower body joints. Trekking poles can reduce fatigue, increases speed, provides excellent stability, increases the distance that can be comfortably traveled.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trekking Poles

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Trekking Poles

Dosage Patients
30 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Trekking Poles

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Trekking Poles

Duration

Currently using Trekking Poles

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Trekking Poles

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 0
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2 patient evaluations for Trekking Poles

Jul 24, 2013 (Started Feb 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I can walk problem-free wth the poles. Without the poles, my gait is impaired and walking is difficult.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 23, 2011 (Started Feb 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I no longer need or use trekking poles (for the past 3 years)as my exercise regime has greatly improves my ability to walk and move upright. I stillw alk the dogs daily though...
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 26, 2009 (Started Feb 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: TWO Trekking poles one for each arm is the best way to travel when walking but ONE pole will do for social occasions.I had been using a cane and that caused me to stoop. So I switched to the poles and really got going. I was using the cane and poles to drive myself forward not for balance -- and they do. Now after improving my exercise regime I now walk without the use of trekking poles.-- so I haven't used them in 2 years. And I was using canes and poles for 6 years prior to that. The first major impact was that the upper body exercise from using the poles relieved me of so much arm and shoulder pain. It was a major break through for me in working out how to manage my condition.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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