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Are trampolines safe with kids?

Are trampolines safe with kids?

Yes and no.: In general they are responsible for lots of injuries. Officilly the aap is against them because of thatnhigh injury risk. But if a high quality trampoline with quality sides is used with god supervision and rules then the could be safe. Limit to 1-2 kids at once. Never allow flips. And use a trampoline with quality sides so that kids cannot fall off. Those rules prevent most injuries. ...Read more

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We have a trampoline in the backyard, what rules should be we have?

We have a trampoline in the backyard, what rules should be we have?

Get rid: of the trampoline. The AAP recommends you not have one due to the serious injuries associated even with careful use. Please see the following link for details http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Trampolines-What-You-Need-to-Know.aspx Common injuries include: Broken bones (Sometimes surgery is needed.) Concussions and other head injuries Sprains/strains Bruises, scrapes, and cuts Head and neck injuries (which can lead to permanent paralysis or death) ...Read more

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I'm addicted to codiene and trampoline,don't know what to do?

Question not clear: Please clarify what you mean by trampoline ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pains when i move in certain directions i noticed the pain after i went with my friends to a cheer gym and jumped on the trampolines

You : You are likely dealing with musculoskeletal pain from the physical activity you engaged in. The pain should subside in a week or two. In the meantime take advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen every six to eight hours as needed for pain. Rest as much as possible. You can also try a heating pad to the affected area. If you develop numbness, tingling, or shooting pain see your doctor right away. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe for kids to jump on a trampoline?

Is it safe for kids to jump on a trampoline?

Supervised: Trampolines are a lot of fun. However, many children and adults get hurt on them. Many trampolines have safety nets surrounding them which limit the chance of falling off. Another safety precaution is to only allow one person on the trampoline at a time. Depending on the kids age and safety precautions made, adult supervision should be a given in order to limit chance of injury. ...Read more

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I have bad knees and was wondering if rebounding (exercising on a mini trampoline) is a good or bad exercise for that?

I have bad knees and was wondering if rebounding (exercising on a mini trampoline) is a good or bad exercise for that?

Not good: Trampoline exercises are not good if you already have problems with the knees. Any exercise that increases pressure on these joints should be reduced. Swimming, bicycling, elliptical machine and walking are gentle on the knees. ...Read more

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I had a spinal fusion last april my question is it ok for me to go on a trampoline? During my post exam 4/24 dr said my back healed very well

I had a spinal fusion last april my question is it ok for me to go on a trampoline? During my post exam 4/24 dr said my back healed very well

Trampolines: In general for anyone are a bad idea. They are right up there with atv's, jetskis, wheelie shoes, razor scooters, and pole vaulting. Many a trauma I have seen from those devices and avoiding at trampoline with a spine fusion really should just be cut and dry. Bad idea! ...Read more