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Injury Prevention for Inline Skating

Inline Skating

In line skating has become popular outdoor activity all over the world especially to children and adolescents. According to studies, about 65% of injuries related to in line skating happened to children between ages 5 – 14 in Australia alone. Injuries can be of several types. Some may be mild but some can even lead to wrist, leg or other fractures. Majority of them occur if the person is not able to balance properly, if he or she hits a hard surface, is not able to break and slow down the speed, or if he or she loses the grip. With so many trainers available, it is always important to know the game well, before trying to play it. Here are a few important points, which can help prevent injuries and enjoy the game.

Proper protection

Often people end up with knee, leg, hand or other fractures, due to inline skating. To prevent this, always wear proper protection. If you are an amateur, you definitely need protection. If you are very experienced, then you should prepare yourself for the worst. Always wear knee pads, helmet, wrist guards and elbow pads. Protect all your vital body parts. If you are out on the streets, always follow the traffic guidelines.

Proper environment

The last step is proper environment. Never try to skate in water, soil or highly uneven surface. Your inline skates may not function properly. Don’t wear earphones or anything else that might impair your hearing or your vision. Make sure you are aware of what’s going on around you. Avoid skating when it’s dark. Also avoid going to places where you are not aware of. You might not know how the path is. Debris, rocks, traffic, crowded place, dampness – all of these can spoil your fun and make you injured. Just follow simple steps to ensure you are having fun.