What is an ACL tear? An ACL tear is a common sports injury affecting the knee and is characterized by tearing of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), which is an important structural stabiliser for the knee. A ligament is a strong band of connective tissue which attaches bone to bone. The ACL is situated within […]
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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 […]
Once you ski, you either love it or hate it. Those that love it would do anything to keep going year on year and buy anything to keep them on the slopes all day, every day. Speak to any skier and most will tell you they stopped skiing because they tore their Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). […]
How do you know if you have damaged your ligament or your tendon? Well to be honest the reason there is such a confusing overlap of what is what and where, is because the two are very alike. The simplest way to put it is that tendons attach muscle to bone and ligaments attach bone […]
Which is the best knee brace for skiing? Because of the specific stresses and strains that skiing excerpts on the knee, we can significantly narrow down our range of knee braces to suit skiing. Here are our top 5 skiing knee braces |Donjoy Armour//PDJ99| This is the best skiing knee brace we have tried. It […]