Both types of gymnastics – sports and art – despite the apparent lightness and airiness, bring athletes not only the flexibility and joy of victory, but also numerous injuries. Here you can strike the coccyx and the back of the head, as well as damage the neck, legs, hands and back.
One of the most frequent guests of doctors today is athletes involved in or engaged in rhythmic gymnastics.
2. Figure skating
In figure skating, the tailbone and the back of the head also suffer most often. Injuries to the neck can lead to reduced vision, headaches, asthma of traumatic genesis, neurosis, depression, and more. Coccyx injuries cause the prolapse of the internal organs, which often leads to hemorrhoids, varicose veins and serious problems during pregnancy and childbirth in girls.
To minimize the risks you can, using protection for the tailbone – special shorts with sewn soft inserts.
3. Alpine skiing
Pretty good option for a child. On the alpine ski can get up from an early age, depending on the recommendations of the instructor. There is a restriction for snowboarding – not earlier than 10-12 years (due to constant reversals in one direction, spinal curvature may occur).
For the prevention of injuries, it is necessary to have equipment (helmet, gloves), and for riding on the board it is advisable to use special shorts to protect the coccyx. In addition, a child attending classes in alpine skiing or snowboarding must be constantly warmed after exercise and periodically given a massage to relieve tension from his feet.
When boxing, kickboxing and other types of contact martial arts, the body and, especially, the head are severely injured. It is considered to be the safest martial arts for children, because in them there are no hard sparring and a large number of punches.
But you need to understand that sometimes it is enough to miss one blow to lose health in a second, which will have to be restored for a very long time.
A hard contact game, during which players can come into contact with different parts of the body with different strengths, so injuries in any area are generally possible. Most often, footballers suffer injuries to the legs, knees, ankles and tailbone.
Minimal prevention – shields.
Finally, even such a sophisticated sport like ballroom dancing also has its drawbacks. First, it is the forced formation of posture. If a child has scoliosis, dancing can really help straighten the back. At the same time, a strong load on a twisted musculoskeletal system will not cure scoliosis, which is always a consequence of a birth trauma, but will only lead to tension going inside the body, manifesting, for example, pain in the feet, back or head.
Often the work of dancers on wear leads to premature aging. Secondly, the legs of the dancers are under serious stress, which subsequently leads to gross deformations of the feet.
A sport that can be recommended to all children without restrictions. Swimming is not just a sport, but a practically therapeutic type of activity, shown for all musculoskeletal disorders associated with birth injury. In addition, it is a great training lungs.
A necessary condition for safe training is a good trainer who will teach your child the correct and effective technique, and reasonable loads.