Skiing Knee Injuries: How Physiotherapy Treatment Can Help
Snow-lovers rejoice – winter is finally showing itself, and that means that it is time to get back out on the hill and enjoy some fresh powder. There really is nothing quite like the anticipation of taking the lift to the top, standing with the sun shining down on you, and then racing to the bottom with the wind rushing past.
All of that sounds amazing, but skiing does come part and parcel with its own set of risks. Whether you are an avid skier, or just a beginner, being out there on the slope can sometimes lead to knee injuries – more specifically meniscus tears, which are very common in downhill skiing.
Check out this video from Health Choices First: http://www.healthchoicesfirst.com/videos/meniscus-injuries
In it, Physiotherapist Behnad Honarbakhsh discusses meniscus tears, the symptoms of them, and how physiotherapy treatment is the best place to start for rehabilitation.
According to Honarbakhsh, “the meniscus is sort of a wedge-like, rubber-like piece of tissue that sits between your femur and tibia. And usually with compression and twisting, you end up straining this tissue. It’ll feel like there’s something in your knee, or something’s catching, and it could be quite painful, especially with weight bearing.???
As soon as an injury is sustained, seek medical attention and physiotherapy treatment as soon as possible to determine the severity of the injury as well as the best course of action for treatment.
For more about avoiding downhill skiing injuries or to speak to an expert about physiotherapy treatment please contact Athletic Edge Sports Medicine today by calling 416-800-0800.