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Can the right skating boot prevent injuries?

A proper fitting boot may indeed help prevent some common skating injuries. If a boot is too tight, too loose, too heavy, or does not bend right, many movement compensations can occur leading to injury. If the boot is not correctly fitted, the joints of the foot, ankle, knee, hip, and back can all absorb unnecessary amounts of impact. This is especially seen during jumping and landing, major components of skating. Boots need to be fitted by a professional, and should be examined for defects.

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