Prepared for winter sports?
December 05, 2013
Category: Sports
Tags: winter   socks   frostbite  

Ice skateAre you planning to go sledding, skiing, snowboarding or skating? With adequate preparation and proper equipment, you can prevent most injuries common to winter sports.

Find a buddy who enjoys your sport. Never participate in winter sports alone.

Stay warm by wearing several layers of clothing. Use appropriate protective gear, including goggles, helmets, gloves, and padding.

Wear footwear that keeps feet warm and dry. This includes socks made from material that “wicks” sweat away from the skin. Wet skin is in greater danger of freezing (frostbite).

Warm up thoroughly before activity. Cold muscles, tendons and ligaments are vulnerable to injury.

Drink plenty of water before, during and after your activity.

These steps should keep you safe, but if you have any trouble, schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Miller for all your foot and ankle sport-related questions.