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What are common injuries that occurs in gymnastics?

What are common injuries that occurs in gymnastics?

Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. ...Read more

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What are common injuries in gymnastics? How can they be avoided?

What are common injuries in gymnastics? How can they be avoided?

Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. Stretching, strength exercises, practice can minimize these risks. ...Read more

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Why do women excel in gymnastics?

Why do women excel in gymnastics?

Men also: Women, especially the very young, have great flexibility and fearlessness and will accomplish the demands of this sport quite successfully. Men also have courage but have heavier muscles and less flexibility. The types of exercises required are defined recognizing these differences and so men can excel but in a different way. ...Read more

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Can boys gymnastics stunt their growth?

Can boys gymnastics stunt their growth?

Temporarily: High intensity sports such as gymnastics can delay onset of puberty and delay growth spurts. It is not permanent. ...Read more

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Can gymnastics be a cause of my lordosis?

Can gymnastics be a cause of my lordosis?

Lordosis: High level gymnastics can sometimes lead to stress fractures in the lumbar spine called spondylolysis. This can cause increased lordosis. This can be diagnosised with diagnostic tests such as x-rays, mdi, CT scan. ...Read more

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Is the height of a child affected by gymnastics ??

Is the height of a child affected by gymnastics ??

Maybe: Possibly if your child is training too hard. At the Olympic level, training is such that these girls have delayed puberty, very low body fat and reduced puberty hormones which reduce growth, bone mass and possibly final adult height. However, limited research has yet to establish a cause- effect relationship between the two. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751410/ Endo docs? ...Read more

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How long can I wait to go back to gymnastics after breaking my ankle?

How long can I wait to go back to gymnastics after breaking my ankle?

Return to activity: This is touch to answer as it depends on: the type of break you had, if surgery was required, how long it takes for the break to heal, and if you have any associated weakness of the ankle. The best person to answer this would be your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Exercise: Possible yes but prudence dictates getting medical clearance and training carefully and appropriately. Whether its ago of idea is an individual question. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lordosis. Could it be from the years of gymnastics?

I was diagnosed with lordosis. Could it be from the years of gymnastics?

See below: Lordosis is the term used to describe the natural curve or "sway" in your low back. It is normal to have some degree of lordosis although some people have more or less than others. ...Read more