Snow Skiing Injuries
Article by John Miller
Skiing & Snowboarding 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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Last updated 19-Jan-2018 02:04 PM
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