Participating in winter sports is a great way to stay fit and have fun with your friends and family. Yet, skiing, sledding and ice skating account for thousands of emergency department visits a year. With a little common sense, and our winter safety guide, you can avoid many of the mishaps that lead to sprains, strains and fractures.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, winter sports injuries can be prevented by keeping in shape, staying alert, and stopping to rest when you feel tired. Keep these tips in mind, whether you are heading to the mountains for a weekend of skiing, or dropping your kids off at the local ice-skating rink.Read More