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What are some of the most common figure skating injuries?

 

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Figure skaters suffer both overuse and traumatic injuries. About half of all injuries are caused by overuse and are preventable. Singles skaters have a higher incidence of overuse injuries, while pair skaters and ice dancers are more prone to traumatic injuries.

Common Overuse Injuries

  • Stress fractures, most commonly to the foot or spine
  • Stress reactions, such as shin splints and medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Tendonitis – Achilles, patellar, or peroneal
  • Muscle strains of the hip
  • Jumpers knee or patellofemoral syndrome
  • Apophysitis – Osgood-Schlatter (knee) or iliac crest (hip)
  • Bursitis in the ankle
  • Lace bite, an irritation of the tibialis anterior and toe extensor tendon

Common Traumatic Injuries

  • Ankle sprains and fractures
  • Dislocation of the patella or shoulder
  • ACL and meniscal tears
  • Head injury and concussion
  • Labral tears of the hip
  • Lacerations

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