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Ski Injury Recovery

Whether you are a first-timer getting a taste for the rush of mountain sports or an avid skier with years of experience, there is always the possibility of sustaining an injury. If you are reading this, it likely means that you were one of the unlucky few. Luckily, have the best information on the most common snow sports injuries and what you can do for ski injury recovery. 

Common Snow Sport Injuries

Getting injured on the slopes usually results from falling or colliding with something or someone. In both these cases, the following injuries are the most common:


  • Concussion 
  • Traumatic brain injury 

Neck & Shoulders

  • Whiplash
  • Fracture
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Shoulder dislocation

Back & Spine

  • Herniated disks 
  • Lower back pain


  • Skier’s thumb
  • Wrist sprain
  • Finger fracture

Knees & Legs

  • ACL/PCL rupture
  • Meniscus injury
  • Fracture

Seeking Treatment

After sustaining a severe injury of any kind, it is critical to seek a medical professional right away. Don’t just brush it off with an “I’m fine” because you don’t want to quit. It is vital to get checked out to prevent further damage. 

You may be experiencing an injury developed not by a single accident but by repetitive strain or improper technique. The symptoms are often portrayed as lower back pain, hip soreness, swelling, stiffness, or popping in the knee. 

Ski Injury Recovery Methods

After consulting with a medical professional, the best action to take for ski injury recovery is to follow the treatment and recovery methods provided by the doctor for your specific injury. If your injury is extensive, you may need additional medical services such as sports therapy. In conjunction with any treatment, it is highly recommended to practice the following:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Practice mental health techniques
  • Stay off the slopes until receiving doctor permission. 

Once you have healed, we highly recommend researching safe skiing practices and techniques. It is also best to invest in high-quality protective gear to decrease your chance of getting injured again. 

If you have suffered a skiing injury, give us a call or request an appointment today. We will design a treatment plan to get you back on the slopes in no time!

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Dr. Diehl always listens and takes the most conservative approach for the injury rather than surgery first. He’s taken care of several of my sprains & falls. Highly recommend.


I really like Dr. Maurer. He is so down-to-earth and honest. I’ve learned to trust his advice and guidance because he cares about his patients.


Scheduling was quick, office staff was friendly and efficient and nurse and x-ray tech were friendly and thorough. Dr. Lessner was prompt and friendly. He made us feel comfortable and explained everything clearly and thoroughly.


This has been one of the best medical care experiences I’ve had, from our initial consultation to post-op visits to physical therapy. Dr. Diehl and his team are a very caring, friendly, and professional group. I had a left knee injury (meniscus and ACL tears). Thank you!!


Very impressed with Dr. Lessner. Very thorough and listened to me. He gave me multiple treatment options and involved me in the decision making. Highly recommend!


Dr. Diehl was very kind and caring. I don’t think there is a person in this office who is not professional and personable. They go above and beyond for their patients.