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Recent Improvements in Skiwear Examined by a Bay Area Sports Injury Specialist

Ever wonder what a cartilage transplantation doctor does? Most people will answer “no,” unless you’re that small percentage who got so badly injured that you were forced to find out. Injuries are never fun, especially ski-related ones. Fortunately, skiing and snowboarding equipment are getting better, more efficient, and easier to wear. 2016 will see some of the best skiing equipment to date, and this is encouraging more beginners to head to the slopes.

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San Francisco Shoulder Doctor and Snow Sports Specialist Discusses This Year’s Wet Weather Season

Ski resorts are feeling hopeful about the recent snowfall brought on by El Niño the storm. Resorts opened early this winter, which is something that hasn’t happened in years because of the California drought. Although ski resorts are “cautiously optimistic” about the current snowfall, rain and snow are expected to hit California’s landscape for a while thanks to El Niño. But along with the good news comes risks and potentially harmful circumstances. Doctors who practice sports medicine are used to seeing many snow-related injuries during the winter months. In 2014, over 290,000 individuals were treated for winter sports–related injuries.

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Bay Area Ski Doctor on Bodily Damage Suffered on the Slopes

Alpine (downhill) skiing continues to increase in popularity as a recreational sport. Thanks to faster ski lifts, the expansion of trails, and slope design, many more people are heading out to the snow. Ski boots have also undergone a dramatic improvement, having evolved from a soft leather cut to mid-calf plastic boots that firmly support the lower leg and ankle. Such advancements have decreased the amount of ski injuries, but not addressed them completely. There are still a fair amount of ski injuries that take place on an annual basis. Below, you will find some of the most common injuries seen by many a ski doctor.

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Sports Injury Specialist Bay Area Describes Dangerous Winter Activities

Outdoor winter activities can be fun and glorious, but they can also be very dangerous, depending on the circumstances. To protect your health, exercise caution when engaging in sports like skiing, sledding, skating, or hockey. If you have pre-existing medical conditions, or if you’re not in good shape, consider forgoing these sports or doing them gingerly or under supervision. Let’s take a brief tour of common winter sports dangers and how to sidestep a trip to a sports injury specialist.

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Sports Medicine Bay Area Doctor Describes Prevalent Winter Activity Injuries

Popular winter sports, such as hockey, skiing, and snowboarding, help people stay active and healthy during a time of year when it can be difficult to get outside. However, like all sports, they can also be dangerous. Here are the three most common winter injuries sports medicine professionals see and tips for how to avoid them:

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