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Still Catching the Last of Ski Season? Remember to Stay Safe!

March 27, 2017 by Chislehurst

Still catching the last of the ski season? If so, there are a few precautions you should take so that you can stay safe on the slopes! However, if you do become injured in the last days of the ski season, the team at Chislehurst Chiropractic Clinic can offer you premium chiropractic care. We know how to treat many common injuries that result from ski accidents and will put together a personalised care plan that is intended to benefit your overall health. Here are a few common injuries that you will want to avoid this ski season.

ACL Injuries

Also known as the anterior cruciate ligament, the ACL helps control the knee joint and can become injured from falling, twisting or hyperextending while skiing. If the injury is particularly severe, you may require surgery. Here at our clinic, we can also use our chiropractic sports injury treatment methods to give your knee greater stability and aid in the recovery process. The best ways to avoid injuring your ACL include stretching and exercising before being active, which strengthens your quadriceps and hamstrings. It’s also important to ensure that your bindings are not adjusted too tightly.

Lower Back Pain

Twisting, turning and falling while trying to navigate the slopes can result in lower back pain. You may experience this type of pain from direct trauma or repetitive movements that cause tension and soreness in the back muscles. At our clinic, we offer chiropractic treatment that can relieve back pain and tension and improve mobility. Even though it may be difficult to avoid lower back pain while skiing, you can lessen your chances of developing it by stretching and using good posture.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is another common injury that affects frequent skiers. You might experience whiplash from a fall or neck trauma from a collision. The muscles in your neck could also become strained from turning your head as you look to see where you are going while skiing. Our stretching and traction techniques can put your neck back into better alignment if you experience neck pain after hitting the slopes.

Pinched/Trapped Nerves

Skiing can also cause a nerve to become pinched or trapped, which can result in intense pain and limited mobility. Common areas where pinched or trapped nerves occur due to skiing include the neck, shoulders and back. You will likely be advised to rest and avoid strenuous activities that can make the problem worse. The chiropractic techniques that we use can further relieve symptoms related to this sports injury. Prevention tips include maintaining good posture and not overdoing repetitive movements.

Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to any sports injury that might occur during the ski season. If you do happen to get hurt, our Chiropractors can treat many ski-related injuries and help you get back on track with your life. For more information on our services, please call 0208-295-1733.

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