Figure Skating, Injuries in

From its historical origins as a mode of transportation, ice skating has developed into figure skating, a popular sport that combines the highest levels of artistry and athleticism. Mastery of figure skating requires years of practice and continual repetition of skills. Injuries in figure skating are most commonly of the overuse type, largely due to this constant repetition. Acute injuries are less common but certainly do occur as a result of falls, collisions, and errors in the execution of skills.

There are four disciplines in figure skating that the athlete may ...

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