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Winter Sports: The painful truth

WINTER SPORTS: THE PAINFUL TRUTH Knowing your risks is the best way to get prepared. SHOULDER 10% of injuries. The most HEAD ELBOW common ones are twists and tears of 5% of injuries. The use of ski About 15% of the "rotator cuff", all the injuries. Mostly due to hitting dislocation and sticks can cause fracture. snow or trees. irritation and acute Wear a helmet! pain in the area. WRIST & THUMB 10% of all the injuries for the so-called Skier's thumb, mostly happens during falls. The wrist can also be exposed to intense stress and represents between 2% and 5% of injuries. KNEE BACK One third of all the injuries, and go up to half of women's injuries. Most affected area. Speed, falls etc. 10% of all injuries. ANKLE Pressure and knocks can be very stressful for the back and cause The risk is 4 cause stress and injure the ligaments. symptoms and pain in the lumbar spine. times greater for snowboarders - The injury is not so common anymore for skiers thanks to hard-shell ski boots. PhysioRo9m .com

Winter Sports: The painful truth

shared by Physioroom on Nov 05
Winter sports can be a lot of fun, but can also be very dicey. Whether you are a pro or a beginner and no matter how experienced or careful you think you are being, you are always at risk of losing it...




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