Winter sports, are the sports played during cold weather months. These sports includes skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, sledding, luge, bobsleigh and snowmobiling, ice hockey, etc. These sports are played in cold areas during winter season. However there are many injuries associated the winter sports. Players are more susceptible to get winter sports injuries such as ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tear, MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) tear, skier’s thumb, snowboarder’s ankle, wrist fractures, head & spine Injuries.
Winter sports injury treatment market consists of the anti-inflammatory drugs, ultrasound therapeutic massager, IFT therapeutic stimulator, muscle relaxant gels and sprays, splints, kinesiology tapes, braces, heating packs, cold packs, crepe bandages, slings and support etc.
Winter Sports Injury Treatment Market: Drivers and Restraints
Winter sports injury treatment market is growing as there are increasing incidences of snow sports related injuries, which is driving the market growth, secondly awareness among athletes to maintain their fitness levels, health consciousness among the individual to protect their joints and ligaments from over strain injuries and various sports clubs are the major factors driving the growth of the winter sports market. In contrast to this, high cost of treatment by sports physiotherapists reduces the awareness regarding various treatment products available in the market and issues related to reimbursement are some of the major factors acting as a major restraints for the growth of the global winter sports injury treatment market.
The winter sports injury treatment market is segment based on the product type, application and distribution channel
Winter sports injury market is segmented into following types:
By Product type
- Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
- Electrical Heating Packs and Cold Compression Packs
- Supportive Bands (braces, splints, bands)
- Kinesiology Tapes
- Electrical Therapy Units
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Snowboarder’s Ankle
- Skier’s Thumb
- Wrist Fractures
- Head & Spinal Injuries
By Distribution Channel
- Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinics
- Online Sports Medicine Stores
- Brick & Mortar Sports Medicine Shops
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Winter Sports Injury Treatment Market: Overview
Winter sports injury treatment market is growing at a significant rate, during the winter season as there are rising incidences of snow sports related injuries. Thus the market is forecasted to grow with a healthy CAGR because of the wider therapeutic usage of the products related to winter sports injury treatment market. The market within the cold and snow covered regions is growing with a higher CAGR compared to other parts of the world because of more winter sports enthusiasts in the snow covered areas.
Winter Sports Injury Treatment Market: Region-wise Outlook
North America holds a major market share in the global winter sports treatment injury market because of more snow covered areas in this region for example, Buffalo, Rochester in U.S. and Saguenay in Canada. Secondly the market is growing due to the factors such as government regulations, increasing per capita health care expenditure and improved healthcare infrastructure in this region. European market is expected to perform equally well, due to many snow covered areas in this region, encouraging snow sports in the many European countries. However Asia Pacific including Japan is also expected to grow with a high growth rate, because of more snow sports enthusiast in Australia and New Zealand, which ultimately drive the treatment market for winter sports related injuries for example, incidences of snow sports related injuries such as contusions, lacerations, strain and sprains and increasing awareness regarding the availability of various therapeutic devices and treatment options available in these regions. In addition to this, increasing interest in the snow sports and increasing health consciousness is driving the global winter sports injury treatment market.
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Winter Sports Injury Treatment Market: Key Players
Key players of winter sports injury treatment market includes Arthrex, Inc., Smith & Nephew PLC, DePuy Synthes, Stryker Corporation and Mueller Sports Medicine, Inc., whereas some local Players also have a significant presence in winter sports injury treatment market, supplying kinesiology tapes and bandages etc.