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Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

Skiers and Snowboarders: pain and injury treatment and prevention

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Updated September 06, 2013

Both skiing and snowboarding can result in sports injuries, but they tend to have slightly different injury patterns. Skiers are more likely to have knee injuries (from twisting motion during falls), and snowboarders tend to have more upper body injuries (as a result of falling on an outstretched hand). There are also many injuries common to both types of winter athletes.

Preventing Injuries
The best way to prevent skiing or snowboarding injuries is with proper conditioning programs that are begun before you hit the slopes. See:

Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

Knee

Head

Neck and Shoulder

Hand

Back

Other Injuries

Get in Shape for Skiing and Snowboarding

Injury Prevention Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

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