Many take advantage of these holidays to practice one of the most common sports of this time of the year: skiing
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Christmas is already here, and many people are already planning their trips to the snow to practice one of the most common sports at this time of the year-apart from the soffing and eating-: the ski Therefore, below are some keys to avoid spending the holidays in a waiting room of a hospital because of an untimely winter injury.
The ski slopes have recently opened, and there are many people who go skiing on the snow without having made a previous preparation. The consequences? Injuries. Experts say that the odds in the case of skiing are around 2.6 and 3.9 per day per thousand skiers.
The most frequent injuries are caused by falls, although in cases of snowboard, dislocations and fractures are more frequent. Also pay special attention to the knee, the part of the body that most strives in the ski, concentrating Up to 60% of serious leg injuries and especially this articulation, since knee sprains are very common.
Recommendations to avoid winter injuries
In order to avoid winter injuries, it is not only necessary to be physically trained and to enjoy a good technique, but a series of recommendations should be followed, summarized below:
-The concentration is basic, and for that breakfast is key. Dairy products, cereals and fruits should be eaten, and between ascent and descent you can eat energetic bars or nuts.
-It is essential to warm up, paying special attention to the knees.
-The boots must get well closed and subject to avoid ankle sprains. In turn, the helmet can save the skier in the event of cranioencephalic traumas or other collisions.
-Many injuries are caused by fatigue.
-An instructor can be very useful and half of the accidents are reduced among beginners, since this not only improve the technique, but also to learn the skier to fall avoiding the risk of injury.
-The sun filters and the glasses with UVA screen they prevent skin burns and damage to the eyes, since in the snow the ultraviolet radiation increases exponentially.
-You should also remember that, even if you do not go to the snow, the cold increases the risk of injury, especially in patients with arthritis or fibromyalgia, who may suffer from cramping with lower temperatures.
The physiotherapist can help to have a good holiday in cases of cold soreness in winter injuries. The treatment varies depending on the lesion, but in the Fidoos Clinic there is no lack of dry puncture -in which we are pioneers in the Community of Madrid-, the TEENS, or the massage therapy, which will make the patient feel immediate relief and also shorten their recovery time.
For more information about injuries, consult with a specialist in Physiotherapy.