Did you know that cold weather, snow, and rain can aggravate old injuries? For many, the arrival of winter brings discomfort to areas of the body that were previously injured. The presence of winter precipitation also causes an unfortunate increase in newly developed orthopedic injuries.
Hand, wrist, foot, and ankle injuries are very common during the winter months. A major component of these injuries is people slipping or falling with outstretched hands and arms in hopes to brace their fall. These types of incidents can easily result in a sprain or fracture. In addition, winter sports athletes such as skiers and snowboarders are at an increased risk of severe sprains, tears and dislocations.
If you develop an injury due to a sports-related accident, it is important to get examined by a professional right away. We have a Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic at our downtown Des Moines location that is open Monday through Friday from 8 to 5 pm and at our Ankeny location that is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon. No referral or appointment is necessary to be seen at our walk-in clinics.
For all other types of injuries, you can easily make an appointment with one of our physicians by clicking here or by calling 515-247-8400. To help answer any other orthopedic questions you may have, select a tab labeled with a part of the body. Within each tab are videos and content on common injuries associated with that particular area of the body.