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Issue: #11


With the Winter Season officially started, we thought it would be a good idea to review some common injuries for traditional winter sports. Hopefully you don't find yourself suffering from one of these injuries but just in case here is some detailed information on the basic causes, signs and symptoms as well as common treatment approaches for each.

Common Injuries for Basketball Players


Basketball Injuries

Basketball is one of the most widely played sports in the US...and played by a wide range of ages.  Injuries are widespread, affecting the lower limb (particularly the ankle and knee), as well as the arm, hand and fingers. We will focus on the most common injuries that we see in our offices on a regular basis. For detail on each injury, just click on the listing...


1) Ankle Sprains

2) Plantar Fascitis

3) Shin Splints

4) Patella Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee)

5) Jammed Fingers (PIP Joint Injuries) 

Common Injuries for Hockey Players
Hockey Injuries

Ice hockey is one of the most dangerous and injury heavy sports. This is due to the combination of fast speeds, multiple collisions, long hockey sticks, a slippery playing surface, sharp blades and a puck travelling up to 100 miles per hour! Most injuries come from collisions with other players. The most common injuries include lacerations, concussion and fractures as well as:


1) Collateral Ligament Sprains

2) Groin Strains

3) Hamstring Strains

4) AC Joint Injuries

5) Shoulder Dislocations  

Common Injuries for Skiers
Skiing Injuries


Knee injuries are the most common amongst skiers, followed by shoulder and thumb injuries. Wearing the right equipment and making sure it is in full working order, as well as not over-challenging yourself on more difficult slopes are the best ways of preventing injuries when skiing.


1) ACL Tear

2) Meniscus Injury

3) Collateral Ligament Sprain

4) Skiers Thumb

5) Ankle Fractures 

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