List of Common Injuries of Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiers and Snowboarders: pain and injury treatment and prevention

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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.


Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries



Neck and Shoulder



Other Injuries

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