In every sport – not just gymnastics
There is a standing risk of injury, no matter how proficient or flexible your gymnasthappens become. This sport requires a great deal of psychological and physical preparation, partly because it is very categorical, and partly because it demands a higher level of skill than most other sports. The complexity of the routine route increases the risk of painful injury and a fatigue ifproperative preparation is not taken to ensure all-around safety.
The most common injuries to the body are those of the ankles and feet, lower back, knees, hands and wrists. This can be due to overuse or simple stress. Lower bodyinjuries are generally due to an unbalanced landing, while the back experiences tension when insufficient has been exercised. Scratches and bruises are expected, even if your gymnast is really excited – so be prepared. Any injury to the body of the gymnast can be detrimental to her future appearance. Rigidity can result from underuse of limbs or back if he is out of play for too long – that is, if the injury is serious. For the most part, as an aparent, you’ll have to deal with less serious injuries (hopefully), and you won’t have to see a doctor to treat them.
However, the best course of action is indeed prevention.
Standard safety measures in any sport are simple and andeasily implemented, especially for gymnastics.
First, you will want to make sure that your gymnast is wearing the right clothes. If she has long hair, tie it back, braid it, or secure it. Don’t let them wear clothes that are too loose or baggy and conducive to tripping; the same goes for socks and shoes – nothing will cause them to slide on a non-porous surface. Get rid of all the jewelery. Rings, for example, can be caught on swollen fingers if someone sprains them. The earrings can be torn from the ears or the cartel in an accident.
Then, make sure you and your gymnast take stock of these surroundings.
Cables from equipment can be tripped or cut; running to a pole or other gymnast can be disastrous. Totrips on mats that are higher than the current surface may be painful.
Next, do they warm up. Warming up is essential for any sport, and every gymnast, whether they are preschool or aprofessional, should do it before starting any strenuous activity. This includes jogging, speed walking, and stretching – anything to get the blood moving and pumping the heart. Believe it or not, a good stretch reduces the risk of a tense or stretched muscle, and it really feels good. If you train with your young gymnasts at home or vice versa on your own time, it is advisable to be a good role model and join them in their warm-up. Turn on some music and move it too. This is a triple plus: you will show him how to warm up properly, that you are interested in what they are doing, and you will get your heart rate going strong too.
When your gymnast is on the floor, make sure that her orshe takes frequent breaks for water. Hydration is the key to good health. If he sweats profusely, dehydration is possible, and it can also be a disaster in the wings.
Beyond all the dangers of gymnastics, there is treatment for every injury received. Of course, if your gymnast is badly injured, a doctor visit may be the best idea – or even the emergency room. However, that was only commonsense. On the other hand, if your child is not hurt at all, you may want to take care of him yourself.
But whatever you decide to do, please understand I am not an adoctor and you should always consult your family doctor if you have any concerns or concerns.
For sprains, strains, bumps and bruises, you should use it for the first twenty-four hours. Ice cubes in an aplastic bag with a face cap or a hand towel wrapped around the bag itself are sufficient if you don’t have a medical pack. Never put ice directly on the skin – and ice for more than twenty to thirty minutes at a time.
Three or four times in the first day after an injury should be sufficient. After that, a gentle hot compress will help to relax muscle spasms or soreness that are treated with some sort of pain reliever (consult an adoctor before giving your gymnast ANY medication).
Hopefully, you’ll never have to deal with injuries – but remember, prevention is better than anything else. Remember this and be safe.