February 5, 2018
AOFAS Patient Guide: Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Injuries
While cold temperatures, icy surfaces and high speeds can be a risky combination, many foot and ankle problems can be avoided with correct footwear. Read on for fitting tips.
Even with the best boots, accidents can happen. If you suffer an ankle injury on the slopes, you should see a doctor for an exam and an X-ray. There are many types of ankle injuries that mimic sprains, and an accurate diagnosis will help direct treatment to improve the chances of a good recovery.
For tips on identifying injuries, visit the page How to Decide If You Need to See a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Specialist at FootCareMD.org, the patient education site of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.
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