Snow Skiing Injuries

 

Alpine skiing or snowboarding is so much fun, but two things can go wrong for you this ski season: muscle soreness or injury - particularly your knee ligaments! The good news is that both of these are connected and largely preventable with just a little bit of pre-season exercise. Let's discuss muscle soreness first. 

Muscle soreness usually occurs on day two or three of your ski holiday. Your muscles have been pumping away keeping you on your skis or snowboard. However, they require strength and most importantly eccentric fitness to cope with the hours of skiing. If you don't have this type of muscle fitness you'll develop a condition known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). 

One of the downsides of DOMS is less muscle control, which unfortunately predisposes you to injury - especially later in the week when you are sore and muscle fatigued. 

The most common region in the body injured by skiing is your knee. Knee ligament injuries including ACL injury are commonplace.

You wouldn't want to do your ACL if you knew you could prevent it! That's where a "Prepare to Ski" exercise program or a "Ski Injury Risk Assessment" can help you avoid pain or injury this ski season. 

At PhysioWorks, we've even set it up so that you can "Get Fit for Skiing" either solo, with a ski buddy or a family group. Please call us today for details.

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Common Snow Skiing Conditions

  • AC Joint Injury
  • Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinitis
  • ACL Injury
  • Adductor Tendinopathy
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Bursitis Knee
  • Bursitis Shoulder
  • Calf Muscle Tear
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Cramps
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Gluteal Tendinopathy
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  • Groin Strain
  • Hamstring Strain
  • High Ankle Sprain
  • Hip Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Arm Pain
  • Neck Headache
  • Neck Sprain
  • Osgood Schlatter's
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patella Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Pes Anserinus Bursitis & Tendinitis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plica Syndrome
  • Poor Hip Core
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Severs Disease
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Thigh Strain
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Whiplash
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    Common Skiing Injury Treatments

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • Soft Tissue Injury? What are the Healing Phases?
  • What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Core Exercises
  • Scapular Stabilisation Exercises
  • Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Balance Enhancement Exercises
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Real Time Ultrasound Physiotherapy
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Walking Boot
  • ACL Injury Prevention
  • Ankle Strapping
  • Brace or Support
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Neurodynamics
  • Prehabilitation
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Yoga
  • FAQs Skiing Injuries

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • What is Pain?
  • Physiotherapy & Exercise
  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Reduce Swelling?
  • What Causes Post-Exercise Muscular Pain?
  • The Best Core Exercises
  • Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
  • How Do You Improve Your Balance?
  • How Does an Exercise Ball Help Back Pain?
  • How to Strap an Ankle
  • Rotator Cuff: What is it?
  • Sports Injury? What to do? When?
  • What are Common Adolescent / Children Leg Injuries?
  • What are Growing Pains?
  • What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
  • What is a TENS Machine?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
  • What's Your Core Stability Score?
  • Why Kinesiology Tape Helps Reduce Swelling and Bruising Quicker
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    Last updated 03-Dec-2015 04:20 PM

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