Winter Sports Can Promote Tendonitis

Winter is approaching rapidly.  With it comes winter activities and all types of injuries from ankle and knee tendonitis to plantar fascitis.

Winter sports cause tendonitis

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It’s estimated that as many as thirty million injuries related to winter sports occur each year with ages five to fourteen being the most common age for injury. The majority of injuries are bruises, strains, sprains and tendonitis with about five percent being injuries of a more serious nature like fractures and head injuries…More at Winter sports and your safety – WOOD-TV

If you are a winter sports enthusiast, make sure you take the following steps before proceeding to the slopes:

  • Wear the proper protective clothing for the sport, including a helmet
  • Apply plenty of sunscreen
  • Stay hydrated

For any injury, seek medical attention as soon as possible, especially if the pain lasts more than a couple of days. By doing this you can receive proper treatment and return to your sport in the quickest, yet safest manner….More at Winter sports and your safety – WOOD-TV