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Probably not: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so snow skiing can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, and can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with the newest gadgets (such as heated gloves and socks), and he only goes to the slopes on sunny days, and just rides the gondolas rather than the open chair-lifts, maybe he will be ok, but that's a big maybe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My snow ski racing boots have made painful knots on the tops of my feet and 1 on my heel. I've fixed my boots but how do I get rid of the knots?
Knots: If they are skin and not bone you can use amlactin and it will soften up the lesions. ...Read more
I recently had knee surgery. On nov. 4th 2011 I had a cadaver ACL put in my right knee. Will I be able to snow ski again?
Usually Yes...: It usually takes about 6 months and sometimes a bit longer after cadaver acl reconstruction to return to full, demanding recreational activities like skiing. Sometimes and acl brace is protective of the repair if the patient feels better with the brace or if there is any concern about knee stability after the repair. The ultimate decision should be made with your surgeon after an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon? As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enjoy life: A fetus is relatively well protected within the womb from some of the jarring and buffeting your body experiences during any physical activity. Unless your OB has identified an unusual situation in your case, most activity, including jet skiing is fine in the earlier stages of pregnancy.I have known zumba trainers that worked up until a few days before delivery, and had amazing recovery afterward. ...Read more
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 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
Depends: If you are better at surf boarding and have never jet skied then the one you are better at is safer. If you have a propensity for riding a jet ski, and you love motorcycles, and speed, you would need to develop safe habits while enjoying the sport. When learning always find out how to avoid accidents and take practiceinto accountant. ...Read more