While people of all ages enjoy trampolines, many others find it dangerous, especially for children.
Warm weather brings with it all sorts of fun activities for people to enjoy. Swimming, fishing, tennis- no matter where you look, people are doing things outside, especially children. There is one thing, however, which causes both concern and excitement: the trampoline. While people of all ages enjoy trampolines, many others find it dangerous, especially for children.
But if you’d like to enjoy the fun of defying gravity, there are some handy tips you can use to prevent injuries and keep yourself safe and sound back on the ground.
5 Tips to Keep Yourself Safe and Sound Back on the Ground.
First, it’s always a good idea to supervise children when they’re on the trampoline even when they’re older. Especially for children under 6 years of age – they’re just too small to safely use it, therefore require stricter supervision.
Don’t allow any fancy backflips or gymnastic moves on the trampoline, no matter the age of the person who wants to do them. That’s a great way to crack some bones if you misjudge your landing and fall on the rim of the trampoline, or on the ground.
Before you use the trampoline, be sure to check for missing springs, tears in the fabric, or structural issues. Using the trampoline when it’s not in good condition, or using it without all the springs, increases the chance that you’ll damage not only your trampoline, but yourself.
Also, if you’re going to buy a trampoline, you should definitely invest in a safety pad and net. This will help prevent people from getting too excited and bouncing themselves right of the trampoline, which means less injuries to deal with.
And finally, be sure to remove all jewelry and everything you might have in your pockets. More than a few trips to the doctor have been caused by someone having an object in their back pocket and landing the wrong way.
Rapides Urgent Care is a Hop, Skip, and a Jump Away
But, if you do eventually end up with a few bumps and bruises, don’t worry. At Rapides Urgent Care, we’re no strangers to injuries caused by trampolines. We can treat bruising, sprained ankles, wrists, and fingers, and can x-ray and treat fractured bones. More serious injuries however should be treated in the Emergency Room. You can walk into any of our clinics without an appointment, or check-in online. Rapides Urgent Care prides ourselves on offering the best possible patient experience, and the highest quality medical care.