WINTER SPORTS INJURIES
IT’S ALWAYS FUN UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT
Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowmobiling and sledding are fun winter activities, but they are not without risk. Some things you can do to set yourself up for a successful day include:
- Check your equipment! Make sure it is in good repair and adequate to the task.
- Don’t go alone. It’s not just more fun to share an activity with someone else, it’s safer, too.
- Warm-up with gentle stretching and mobility exercises & take breaks when needed!
- Hydrate! Supplement with a sports drink after 2 hours of activity.
Winter sports are dynamic, leaving opportunity and risk for falls and injury. Common injuries vary from knee cruciate ligaments tears, shoulder dislocations, neck and back injuries, rib, clavicular, and wrist fractures, and concussions. If in any event you become injured, Golden State Orthopedics & Spine is happy to help in your evaluation, treatment and recovery.
Dynamic stretching should be done BEFORE activity to prepare the body for movement through a range of motion. Dynamic stretches are held for 3-5 seconds and repeated 10-15 times.
Try these dynamic stretches to help prepare you for your winter fun!
**To ensure safety, do not attempt these stretches in your ski boots. Only attempt in your cabin or room prior to going out on the hill.
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SPORTSMED GO SERVICE IN LOS GATOS
Our SportsMed Go service offers same day and quick follow-up injury consultation for teams and athletes. To learn more about the service and see if it is a fit for your team, visit our SportsMed Go page: