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Hello from Central New Mexico!

Post by tjconkster » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:09 pm

Hello everyone, I am new to the site and I am happy to be here. I am thinking about getting started in the sport but II have a question...

I have a knee that's been surgically repaired. It is still deteriorating slowly and I will eventually need a new knee. I am looking for a winter sport that will allow me to get out and enjoy the Sandia Mountains. My question is, will XCountry Skiing add stress to my knee like snowshoeing will?

I'm thinking that XCountry is low impact.

Thanks in advance and I appreciate your advice..


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Post by Montana » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:53 pm

Welcome! I think you should consult a sports medicine professional to determine how the specific conditions in your knee will be impacted by cross country skiing.
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Post by nxski » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:13 pm

Classic skiing is a low impact sport and is generally a good option for people with knee problems, but you would want to consult a professional about that.
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