When we talk about ice sports, we think of hockey, figure skating, speed skating and free skating. Here are some frequent injuries related to ice sports:

Hockey

  • Concussion 
  • Contusion 
  • Lower Back Pain 
  • Fracture 
  • Sprain

Speed skating

  • Lower Back Pain 
  • Muscle strain

Figure Skating

  •  Contusion 
  • Lower Back Pain 
  • Sprain

The main causes of low back pain:

  • Amount of training: too much skating, too fast. For example, an inactive person who skates for 2 hours will be affected
  • Posture: a prolonged skating position will affect your back if you are not used to it
  • Lack of stability: the lack of stability exercises can cause some pain in the lower back
  • Trauma: here we talk mainly about hockey

Ice sports and lower back pain: how do you prevent this problem?

It is recommended to follow a program of exercises in endurance, strength and balance to avoid injuries associated with ice sports.

How do you recover from lower back pain? Consult a physiotherapist who will assess your condition and give you an appropriate treatment plan to get you back on your skates quickly.

What about warming up and stretching? Warming up involves increasing the temperature of your body gradually. For skating, it is recommended to stretch the muscles of the legs, especially those inside the thighs, as they contribute to the movement found in skating.

Source: https://oppq.qc.ca/articles_blogue/sports-de-glace-lombalgie-prevention/