Snowboarders are particularly prone to wrist and shoulder injuries, with beginners being at the most risk. Much of the injury risk associated with snowboarding has to do with the fact that snowboards feature fixed bindings and that snowboarders ride sideways. Thus, snowboarders most often try to break their falls with their arms, which leads to wrist and shoulder injuries.

In addition, unlike skiing, where the more proficient athletes are more likely to go faster and get injured, snowboarders are most likely to get injured during their first few days on the slopes. According to some studies, the risk of injury in snowboarding is 20% in the first five days of beginning the sport.

P.S. It is important to warm up before engaging in any sport, and particularly so in the cold of winter when muscles are tightest.

Research supports chiropractic care and it works, It’s safe, it saves time and money.

At IVY COMMONS FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC,we work to restore your health and guide you in a personalized approach to overall wellness. Special chiropractic methods, called adjustments, can help reduce swelling and irritation, relieve pain, and slow degeneration. Please call 434.293.2779 to schedule an appointment and let us help you feel better and live a life free of pain. I invite the residents of Crozet, Charlottesville, and surrounding areas to call for a complimentary consultation to determine if we can help you.