Trampolines and feet

Trampolines: Not Good For Your Feet and Ankles?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Care, Foot Pain, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Trampolining and Your FeetI’ve been thinking about trampolines a lot lately. Well, not a lot, but certainly more than I normally do. We all know what happened to Joba Chamberlain when he was playing on a trampoline with his son back in March of this year. He ended up with a severe ankle injury.

Well, he’s not alone.

Thousands of individuals get injured on trampolines annually. Emergency rooms are filled with people (children and adults) each year who decided to give trampolining a whirl. And leg and foot injures are the most common type of trampoline injuries. These can range from sprains to broken bones. Other injuries include head trauma and neck & back injuries.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a strong stance on trampolines. They say that trampolines are unsafe for children of any age—wow.

So if you have a trampoline, be careful. Be safe. Use wisdom. Supervise your children. Here are some basic safety measures to follow:

  • allow one person to trampoline at a time
  • make sure the trampoline has shock-absorbing pads that completely covers its springs, hooks, and frame
  • use a trampoline enclosure to prevent falls of trampoline
  • check for safety recalls
  • encourage jumpers to use center of trampoline

For more information about trampoline safety, take a look at this!

If you are looking for a podiatrist in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Lasday right away for a thorough and professional evaluation, either in his Bradenton Podiatry office or Sarasota Podiatry office.