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Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

The winter season his here, and while we don’t see it in San Diego, snow is likely on the horizon for other areas of the state and country. Last year, we had a surprising number of patients come in after skiing/snowboarding accidents despite our warm winter. With Big Bear only 2.5 hours away and Mammoth a 6 hour drive away, it is not surprising that some people head up north to enjoy the snow. If you are adventuring to the cooler climate for a weekend trip this year, here are some tips to avoid those nasty ski and snowboard injuries that could leave you visiting our clinic. 1. Know your level: We all want to be the next superstar on the slopes, but being realistic on your skills can keep you

Hiking Into The New Year

Tis the season to start hiking! As a recent Denver transplant, I am used to foregoing hiking in the winter for alternative cold weather sports like downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Here in San Diego; however, winter is the time to get out to the hills of Mission Gorge, Torrey Pines, and Cowles Mountain. Unlike in the summer, when rattlesnakes are rampant and the sun is too hot to maintain a moderate pace, winter is the perfect time to hike in San Diego. Just remember to take your water, snacks, jacket, and hiking shoes with you! Looking for some winter hiking? Check out some of my personal favorite hikes in the San Diego area: 1. Mission Gorge Trails: With 5800 acres t

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