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Viewers of the Winter Olympics become aware of the large number of different winter sports. Still, only a limited number of them tend to cause repeated injuries. The sports that get linked to the repeated injuries appeal to the largest number of men and women. Perhaps, if large numbers of adults decide to take up bobsledding or riding a luge, their new interest will show that the body can be harmed in a different way, while facilitating some person’s participation in a winter sport. Then the list of typical winter sports injuries will get longer.

Meanwhile, doctors and experts on sports medicine study how to keep certain winter athletes safe. Their research shows that some of the most common injuries can be avoided. Of course, the suggested methods for avoiding such problems has to be adopted by those that enjoy winter fun.

A twisted knee

This is an injury that might be suffered by a skier. Some skiers twist a knee, when they try to keep from falling. Fortunately, skiers can learn to fall without twisting their knee. The trick is to squat and then extend the arms forward, holding them straight.

Strain on the ligament in the knee

This results from a skier’s improper attention to the tightness of the bindings on the skis. When skis have loose bindings, the skier must work harder, in order to direct the ski’s movement. The knee has to provide the added directions. That puts added strain on the knee’s ligament.

A wrist injury, sustained while snowboarding

Inexperienced snowboarders often put their arms in front of them when they fall. Then their hands and wrists hit the ground. The resulting pressure on the wrist can cause an injury, which can lead to consulting with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Dartmouth. Snowboarders must learn the right way to fall. Do not fall forward. Instead, tuck and roll, like you would if you were hitting the ground, while landing from a parachute jump.

Shoulder injury, sustained while snowboarding

Like the injuries to the wrist, this results from assuming an unsafe position, when falling off of the snowboard. The snowboarder should place his or her arms in a tucked position, like the one used by someone that is doing somersaults.

Dislocated shoulder

This is caused by a fall on the ice. It provides a clue to the sort of injury that might ruin a skater’s day at a frozen pond, or at an ice rink. By the same token, it illustrates the wisdom behind being careful to always skate with at least one companion. Never skate alone. Someone that has suffered a dislocated shoulder needs immediate medical care. In the absence of immediate medical attention, the victim with the dislocated shoulder might develop a “frozen” or immobile shoulder.