Over the last couple of weeks, North America has seen its share of blurry snow days, reminding everyone that it’s about that time to strap on a pair of skis, drive up to the slopes, and take in a few hills. But as you get ready for ski season, it only makes sense that the Brace Shop might give you a few simple suggestions for avoiding those common, sometimes avoidable injuries.
While everyone knows about head and knee injuries, there’s one area of the body that often gets ignored in safety measures: the thumb. That’s right, the thumb.
Of course, if you’ve spent any time on the slopes, you’re familiar with something that professionals and amateurs call the Skier’s Thumb, a problem that leads to almost ten percent of all skiing accidents. Why does it happen? Well, when a skier falls and can’t seem to let go of their poles in the process of their fall, the thumb takes on a greater amount of physical stress than it may be familiar. Most of the time, this leads to a ligament tear that swells and bruises, which includes some very uncomfortable pain. Avoiding a Skier’s Thumb is simple, but it requires a little practice. Train yourself to let go of those poles quickly in a fall and you’ll learn to avoid that instinct of tensing up the hands.
Have fun this season. Just have fun safely.
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