HOW CAN I PREVENT OR AVOID A KNEE INJURY WHEN SKIING?
Knee injuries account for a third of all skiing related injuries with most of these related to ligament sprains, tears and ruptures. A diagnosis should be made with the help of a trained physiotherapist. Bauerfeind knee braces help to promote blood flow with the use of our 3D weave medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves or cheaper braces. This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to enjoy your next black run or slalom ski race.
HOW TO TREAT A SKIING INJURY
- We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common ski related injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.
- Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
- Medial Collateral Ligament injury. This occurs when the (valgus) force is too great for the ligament to resist and the ligament is overstretched. Treatment of an MCL injury varies depending on its severity. Always consult a physiotherapist to receive a full diagnosis and treatment plan.
- Ligament Tearing. Ligament tears will generally always require surgery. A torn ligament rebuild uses a tissue graft, as the ligament will not generally heal properly otherwise. Surgery can be minimally invasive however these injuries may take considerable time to heal.
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