With winter sports season firmly underway, medical facilities across the UK and beyond are on high alert, anticipating a large influx of patients presenting with injuries sustained on the slopes.
New research reveals that a third of people taking their first winter sports holiday risk serious injury because they are often not sufficiently in shape when they hit the slopes. Research also reveals that two out of five winter sports enthusiasts have injured themselves at least once, which highlights the importance of getting in shape and warming up properly before skiing or snowboarding.
Common Winter Sports Injuries
Due to the strain that winter sports can have on the body, injuries can easily occur. Below is a list of some of the most common injuries we tend to see.
- Knee ligament injuries
- Fractures or sprains
- Skier’s thumb
Have you recently returned from the slopes with an injury?
Treatment options for winter sports injuries will depend on factors such as how severe the injury is and which part of the body has been affected.
Here at One Hatfield Hospital, we have a team of orthopaedic consultants who specialise in sports injuries on hand to assess, diagnose and treat a range of winter sports injuries.
- Hand and wrist Injuries
- Shoulder and elbow injuries
- Spine and back injuries
- Hip and knee injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries