Tips for Avoiding Common Ski and Snowboard Injuries
posted by Michael Carlson, MD | January 10, 2018
Snow provides an excellent opportunity for some fun, healthy exercise on the ski slopes. It’s important to remember, though, that these activities can put you at risk for injury. Certain types of injuries are more common on the slopes, but there are things you can do to prevent these injuries while participating in snowsports.
Common Snowsport Injuries
Several areas of the body are subject to injury in snowsports. Here are some of the most common:
Fortunately, the right precautions on the mountain can help you you minimize your risk of injury:
If you do sustain a minor injury on the slopes, find somebody to help you to a safe place. Ice, rest and and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help soothe the injury. If your injury is serious, contact your doctor.
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“Tips to Avoid Common Ski Injuries This Winter.” New York Orthopedics. https://www.newyorkorthopedics.com/2016/02/24/tips-to-avoid-common-ski-injuries-this-winter/
“Preventing Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries.” Stop Sports Injuries.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.