Top
10
Doctor insights on: Alpine Skiing

Share
2

2
What are the risks of alpine skiing?

Many: Well - i can personally attest to one risk - breaking an ankle. If you are slow snowplower with a helmet you might be at a lower risk then someone who takes giant slaloms at high speeds (if both people are in shape). You can develop a head injury, a sprain, a strain, a fracture, soft tissue injuries, internal injuries etc. It is best to take lessons and start on the bunny slope in the beginning. ...Read more

3

3
What can I do to avoid injury if i want to do track, lacrosse and alpine skiing this year?

What can I do to avoid injury if i want to do track, lacrosse and alpine skiing this year?

Train for them: That means 1. Good diet. 2. Physical fitrness that can only be achieved through plenty of hard exercise. ...Read more

4

4
Can i go alpine skiing with a light Achilles tendonitis?

Can i go alpine skiing with a light Achilles tendonitis?

Yes, but...: you will likely make it worse. You need to rest tendinitis, take anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen (if you can). Wouldn't be a bad idea to see your doctor about this... ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
How to avoid injuries when mogul skiing?

How to avoid injuries when mogul skiing?

3 tips: There are many things that you can do but let me give you three tips. First make sure that you are well conditioned before going out on a mogul field. The strength and endurance needed in your quads and is immense. Second make sure you warm up adequately before going out on the slopes and lastly make sure that your bindings are set for your proper weight and ability level. ...Read more

7

7
What are common ski injuries?

What are common ski injuries?

Ski injuries: Common ski injuries are torn acl and or menisci, fractures, sprains and strains of upper and lower extremities. ...Read more

8

8
Is it smart to start skiing at 50?

Depends: If you are in good shape and want to expand , get an excellent instructor and take it one day at a time. I encourage you to stay in shape, know your limits regarding thin air when in high elevations and enjoy it. I know of people who have learned very late in life and loved it. Using the proper equipment, clothing and getting excellent instruction make a big difference. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can you ski if you have osteoporosis?

Can you ski if you have osteoporosis?

Wouldn't.: Skiing is pretty rough on the body. I'd be concerned that if someone with Osteoporosis went skiing and fell, some bone would surely break. Wouldn't take the chance. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
If you are 6 weeks pregnet is it safe to go skiing?

Should be: Ok-but take it easy. No black runs or moguls suggested. ...Read more