Chiropractor And Physical Therapy For Skating, Skateboarding, Scooter, And Hoverboard Injuries In Dallas
Across the country a surprisingly large number of injuries can happen, to a wide age range, to those who roller skate, ice skate, skateboard, or use scooters or hoverboards. This is true in the Dallas area as well.
Here are some recent Dallas area news articles on these topics:
However, there are several injuries commonly associated with these kinds of activities. According to American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website (click here for the full article), here are some of the common injuries experienced by skateboarding enthusiasts:
Skateboarding is a popular recreational activity among children and teenagers. In recent years, skateboarding spin-offs, such as longboarding and mountain boarding, have also become increasingly popular.Although it is a fun and exciting activity, skateboarding carries with it a serious risk for injury. Approximately 70,000 injuries requiring a visit to the emergency department occur every year.
There are many things that parents and children can do to help prevent skateboarding injuries, such as carefully selecting safe places to ride and wearing protective gear, especially helmets.
Common Skateboarding Injuries
On average, almost half of all skateboarding injuries involve children under age 15 and the majority of the children injured are boys.
Many injuries happen when a child loses balance, falls off the skateboard and lands on an outstretched arm. Skateboarding injuries often involve the wrist, ankle, or face.
- Injuries to the arms, legs, neck and trunk range from cuts and bruises to sprains, strains, and broken bones. Wrist fractures are quite common. Wearing wrist guards has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of these fractures.
- Facial injuries, such as a broken nose or jawbone, are also common.
- Severe injuries include concussion and other head injuries.
Here are some additional resources detailing related activities’ injuries:
- Roller Skates Pass Skateboards As Major Cause Of Recreational Injury (US Consumer Product Safety Commission)
We can help you with injuries and pains like those mentioned above. Take a moment to see just some of the chiropractic and physical therapy services we offer: Services
When you are ready to discuss treating your pains and injuries, or even just have a preventative plan in place to help reduce the risk of related injuries, then you are welcome to call or email us to schedule your complimentary consultation: Contact Us
Our office is located on the Southwest corner of Walnut Hill and Central Expressway (Highway 75). We are conveniently located to most neighborhoods in the Dallas area: Neighborhoods
Videos About Dallas Area Skateboarding, Scooter, Skating And Hoverboard News
We found news videos about these activities in the Dallas Fort Worth region which we hope you find interesting: