With the arrival of the winter season, the snow sports season has opened. In many local and foreign ski resorts, a colourful, lively and fun but at the same time tiring holiday awaits you. Sleds, skis and snowboards appeared. It is useful to be a little careful not to miss these beauties during the holiday and not to turn into a torment afterwards.
Low back pain is one of the most common and easily solvable complaints after these sports… Sudden movements during sports, falls on the back, sudden cold exposure can cause low back and back pain. It is especially important for patients with lumbar hernia to avoid sudden forceful movements.
Falls are very common and there may be many problems ranging from problems that can be solved with a simple splint to fractures that may require surgery. In case of a suspected fracture, fixation of the area with a temporary fixation and cold application are the most important interventions that can be done in the first plan.
Knee and ankle are the most frequently injured and important areas to treat. Sudden turns, jumps and falls during snow-boarding and skiing cause cartilage problems and ligament damage in the knee and ankle.
The inner and outer lateral ligaments are most commonly damaged in the knee. Knee sprains, which occur especially when the body is suddenly turned and the legs remain fixed, can cause damage to the inner and outer lateral ligaments, even the anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligaments, and even multiple ligaments can be damaged at the same time. After an adverse movement or trauma, wrapping the area with a special bandage and cold application will be the best first intervention. The patient should consult an orthopaedic specialist as soon as possible.
Isolated damage to the inner lateral and outer lateral ligaments can usually be resolved with knee brace treatment without surgery. However, simultaneous damage to multiple ligaments may require surgery.
Although anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries are more rare, they are more difficult to treat. It is important that the patient is evaluated in detail and, if necessary, undergoes surgery as soon as possible and can return to sports life as soon as possible.
Ankle fractures and ligament damage, especially external ligament damage, are very common. Damage to the ligaments of the foot is often overlooked and treatment is delayed. Early treatment of these ligaments is important for the patient to return to his daily life more quickly.
Above all, if there is a possibility to prevent the occurrence of a disease, the treatment should be prevention. Before starting winter sports, it is important to receive appropriate training, to choose the appropriate clothing and shoes, to choose the appropriate equipment and to carry out the necessary maintenance of the equipment. It is important to receive appropriate training and to act in accordance with that training.