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Your Skiing Injury May Also be Known as:
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Top 4 Skiing Injury Causes

  1. 1.Knee (Mcl) Sprain

    The medical collateral ligament (MCL) links the thigh bone and the shin bone on the inner side of the knee joint. An MCL sprain is any damage done to this ligament (usually through twisting/force during sports).

    Depending on the severity of your knee pain, you should go see your doctor at your earliest convenience or go to an urgent care clinic if needed. Your doctor may prescribe you pain medication, and will ask you to refrain from physical activity and possibly partake in rehabilitation/ physical therapy.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one knee, knee injury, knee pain from an injury, pain in the inside of the knee, sports injury
    Symptoms that always occur with knee (mcl) sprain:
    pain in one knee, knee pain from an injury
    Symptoms that never occur with knee (mcl) sprain:
    mild knee pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Dislocated Shoulder With Nerve or Artery Damage

    The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. This means the round top of the arm bone fits into the groove in the shoulder blade. A dislocated shoulder is when the entire ball is out of the socket. If the dislocation affects blood supply or a nerve, medical attention is extremely important.

    You should go to the ER immediately for treatment. A dislocated shoulder that affects blood supply or damages a nerve may require immediate surgery to keep the whole arm healthy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one shoulder, shoulder pain from an injury, arm weakness, severe shoulder pain, arm numbness
    Symptoms that always occur with dislocated shoulder with nerve or artery damage:
    pain in one shoulder, shoulder dislocation
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  3. 3.Knee Sprain (Lcl)

    The LCL is the ligament on the outside of the knee, keeping it from bending away from the body. It is most commonly injured while playing sports (ouch!) when a force is placed on the knee from the inner half of the knee.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an ER, where a physical exam and imaging can determine the extent of the injury. Treatment would, of course, depend on the severity of the injury, ranging from just immobilization to full surgery if the knee is totally damaged.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    knee injury, knee pain from an injury, pain in one knee, pain in the outside of the knee, sports injury
    Symptoms that always occur with knee sprain (lcl):
    pain in one knee, knee pain from an injury
    Symptoms that never occur with knee sprain (lcl):
    mild knee pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  4. 4.Sprained Thumb

    Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that hold together bones at joints. The thumb has several ligaments that support it, and these ligaments may get sprained if a person breaks a fall with their thumb. When ligaments become sprained, they do not necessarily tear. Low-grade (or mild) sprains happen when microscopic tears appear in the ligament, causing pain. A sprained thumb may limit a person's ability to grasp items. Other symptoms can involve bruising, tenderness, and swelling.

    You should visit your primary care physician for an X-Ray. Although often a sprained thumb may be ignored with the hope that it will heal itself, if a ligament injury is not diagnosed and treated correctly, chronic instability may result.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    injury from a common fall
    Symptoms that always occur with sprained thumb:
    constant hand pain, thumb pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Skiing Injury

  • Q.Were you hit or injured anywhere on your face? If so, where?
  • Q.About your [shoulder], do you notice any of the following?
  • Q.About your [upper arm], do you notice:
  • Q.About your [wrist], do you notice:

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