Here in the Hudson Valley, the fun doesn't stop when the snow begins to fall! But to make sure your winter is free of injuries, read some helpful tips below.
Prevent Injury During Winter Activities
Common winter sports injuries include sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures. Many of these injuries happen at the end of the day, when people overexert themselves to finish that one last run before the day's end. A majority of these injuries can easily be prevented.
What are the consequences of pedestrians talking on the phone, texting, listening to music, or engaging in conversation with the person next to them? It's important to be safe when walking. Stay alert, especially during the winter months when it gets dark earlier and drivers are not as likely to see you.
The most common cause of stress fractures is a sudden increase in physical activity. This increase can be in the frequency of activity or the duration or intensity of activity. Even for the nonathlete, a sudden increase in activity can cause a stress fracture. Did you know stress fractures are more common in the winter months, when Vitamin D is lower in the body?
Catskill Regional Medical Group has leading expertise and experience in orthopedic procedures from joint replacement to complicated hand surgery. Our expert group of Board-certified orthopedic surgeons will help find the right solution to ease your pain and get you back to doing the things you love.