Snowboarding, like skiing, places the athlete on the slopes and requires both balance and conditioning to be successful. Yet just because the setting is similar, don’t make the mistake in thinking that the injuries will be the same. While skiing tends to cause torsion injuries to the knees, on a snowboard both feet are strapped in and facing the same direction. More to the point, when a snowboarder quite literally “hits the slopes,” he or she hits in with their hands, shoulders, head, or (most often) wrist. As such, the most common injury reported by snowboarders is a wrist fracture. Of course, snowboarders suffer their share of bumps, bruises, cuts, scrapes and strains as well. IthacaSports carries some amazing sports-medicine equipment intended to help snowboarders make it back to the lodge for that warm cup of hot chocolate. Take a look at some of the items below!
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