Skiing & Snowboarding Injuries

Snow sport injuries are mostly caused by falls and collisions while being on the slopes or dangerous terrain.  Factors that may contribute to accidents includes off-trail skiing, skiing above ability level, equipment-related, and failure to making adjustment to altitude.

Some of the most common skiing & snowboarding injuries include:

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Head & neck injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Ligament injuries

Snow sport injuries may be prevented by:

  • Warming-up and stretching before going up the slope.
  • Inspecting for any faulty equipment and making proper adjustments to equipment.
  • Using protective equipment such as helmets, wrist guards, elbow and kneepads, etc.
  • Practicing safe skiing & snowboarding techniques, and following the rules of the slope.

Treatment Tip:

  • Soon after having a snow sport injury, place an ice pack, wrapped with a towel over the injured area for 10 minutes for every 20 minutes to reduce the swelling and pain.
  • See a chiropractor for examination and treatment ASAP.