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DR BARRY TRIESTMAN, D.C.

11464 E Ridge Rd

Truckee, CA 96161

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Tel: 530-550-1688

Fax: 530-550-1688

Snowboarding Injury and Pain in Truckee & Tahoe
Breakdown of Snowboarding Injuries

Wrist Snowboard injuries 23%
Ankle SnowBoarding Injuries 16.7%
Knee Snowboarding Injuries 16.3%
Head Snowboarding Injury 9.3%
Shoulder Snowboarding Injury 8.3%
Back and Trunk Snowboarding Injury 7.8%
Elbow Snowboarding Injury 4.4

Ankle SnowBoarding Injuries 16.7% 

Soft boots give the snowboarder approximately twice the risk of ankle injury compared with hard boots. Almost 50 percent of the ankle injuries are fractures, which are usually easily diagnosed. However, "snowboarder's ankle," a fracture of the lateral process of the talus, may be difficult to see on a standard ankle x-ray series
 

Knee Snowboarding Injuries 16.3%

Hard boots give the snowboarder approximately twice the risk of a knee injury compared with soft boots. Hard boots also place the snowboarder at risk for fractures of the tibia and fibula at the level of the boot top, called "boot-top" fractures

Common causes
  • Improper movement 

  • Abnormal biomechanics 

  • Imbalance muscles 

  • Previous trauma injury 

  • Repetitive micro trauma 

  • Adhesions/scar tissue of Gluteals, Hamstrings, Psoas, Para-spinals

  • Spinal misalignment/subluxation of the Lumbar spine and Pelvis

  • Tight muscles 

  • Acute trauma 

  • Overuse injury 

  • Poor posture 

  • Arthritis

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