With approximately over one million British people going skiing each year several skiing related injuries will occur, one of the most common of these is skiers’ thumb. What many people don’t appreciate is the importance of our thumbs for hand movement, gripping and simply moving your fingers without being in pain.
An ACL tear is a common sports injury affecting the knee and is characterised by the tearing of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, which is an important structural stabiliser for the knee.
With just 12 weeks until Christmas the ski season is fast approaching meaning you need to get your boots dusted off, your winter clothes sorted but most importantly make sure you are protected when you are on the piste.
Tweet Easter is a great time to enjoy skiing, making the most of the better weather, taking advantage of the last of the ski season. Easter is the perfect time to enjoy a skiing getaway with family and children or equally just with friends. If you are the type of person who wants to ski whilst enjoying the sunshine for 6 days of your holiday. Then Easter is the one for you, the most “sun sure” weeks you can have in the mountains. It’s unlikely you’ll be suffering with whiteouts... Read More
Tweet There is no doubting that the Donjoy Armor is an amazing piece of kit is invaluable for ACL injuries. However, it can seem awkward to fit at first. This video takes you through the fitting process that you would go through if you booked a fitting with us. This video covers: How to measure before you order Putting on the brace Checking the fit of the brace Ensuring that you have a correctly fitting brace will mean that it provides the maximum protection for your knee and the surrounding... Read More
Tweet Approximately one third of skiing injuries involve damage to the knees, most commonly ruptures of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). But does a partial or even full tear to your ACL have to mean the end of pain free skiing? Or worse still the end of skiing all together? Here at Firstaid4sport we know the lengths that people will go to, to keep on skiing. That is why truly believe that the new DonJoy Armor is such a valuable piece of kit. The ACL is often damaged when stopping or... Read More
Tweet With the ski season just a few weeks away (I am sure you are counting down as much as we are), it is not too late to improve your ski specific fitness in time for your holiday. One of the most influential factors in skiing related injuries is a lack of fitness and conditioning. Avoiding injury is not only achieved by the safety equipment that you wear(although we definitely advocate the use of helmets), it in fact starts at home with the preparation that you do in the run... Read More