Kw-logo-smaller

Quiz the Coach - Skateboard Injuries

Quiz the Coach on sports & fitness advice like skateboard injuries.
Quiz the Coach - Sports Advice
Quiz the Coach - Skateboard Injuries - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Kidzworld's Quiz the Coach has advice on P.E. teachers, skateboard injuries, coaches, teachers as well as other fitness and sports stuff.

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of b-ball or soccer? Got a gripe about teammates or coaches, or anything? Why not . The Kidzworld Coach can help ya work out team problems or give ya tips and advice to improve your game - all ya gotta do is ask!

1 Hey Coach,
I was goin' down my hill on my new china bone reds. I was goin' so fast that my skateboard was wobblin'. Then I wiped out. The next moment I was in the emergency room. And nope... I didn't wear a helmet because I only really wear my helmet on vert. Anyway, I will never go down a hill that fast again. Any other suggestions?
Purgatory747

Hey Purgatory747,
Here's a suggestion, stop bein' a loser and wear a helmet already! Especially when you're bombing down a hill on a new set of bearings. Your head could've been a pile of mush. Do you really want to spend the rest of your life as a vegetable while your mom wipes your butt and your sister spoon feeds you mashed carrots? Wear a helmet all the time - whether you're skating vert or street, at the park or down a hill. Tony Hawk, and anybody who knows what they're doing, wear one - so you should too. You'll save yourself some pain and another trip to the emergency ward.

1Hey Coach,
I was riding on my board one day at the park. I went over a rail and landed really bad and rolled my ankle. It started to feel better after a while but a couple of days later I sprained it again even worse. I haven't been able to skate for more than a month and it really sucks. What should I do?
Boardster454

Hey Boardster454,
The best way to heal a rolled or sprained ankle is to give it lots of rest - this can take weeks or even months. If you skate again before your ankle is 100 percent, it'll just get weaker and you'll be more likely to hurt yourself in the future. Doctors frequently recommend the R.I.C.E method for taking care of a sprain... and this doesn't mean eating lots of rice.

R-Rest - Stay off your injured ankle as much as possible. The more weight you place on the injured ankle will only injure it more.
I-Ice - Icing your ankle right after the injury will reduce the swelling and get rid of some of that pain.
C-Compression - Wrap your ankle with some sort of bandage - you may want to get a doctor or a parent to do this. Wrapping your ankle will give it support and help reduce the swelling.
E-Elevate - When your lying down, keep your ankle raised above your heart level. It keeps swelling down and helps healing.

The most important thing to do is to not go skateboarding again until your ankle is fully healed. No matter how badly you wanna jump on your board again, make sure you resist the temptation. While you're waiting to heal, you can still get that skateboarding rush by watching a skateboard video, playing a skateboard video game or even designing a cool graphic to go on your board.

Do you have a question on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

Related Stories:

  • P.E. Class and Football Practice
  • P.E. Teachers and Pre-Game Jitters
  • Cheerleading and Girls' Sports
  • Get More Sports Info Here
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos

    Skatepoll

    Most Painful Skateboard Injury?

    • Bashing your head while boarding down a hill.
    • Breaking a fall with your hands.
    • Rolling an ankle while trying to land a jump.
    • Banging your groin on a rail.

    related stories

    Sports in the forums

    Cataclysm_Destruct
    No. Non. Nada. Nay.
    reply about 8 hours
    9bella
    gymnastics 
    reply about 13 hours
    9bella
    9bella posted in Dance:
    I love Lyrical  I love turning and leaping an smooth dancing. I personally love lyrical   why do you or dont ?
    reply 1 day
    rue21forever3
    green bay packers
    reply 1 day
    kayshay
    "tarheel_gurl_sam" wrote:Been a Giants&Saints fan since I was 3-4 =D yea ik since im from miami u would think the dolphins but i love the cowboys srry ;)
    reply 1 day

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Hour-of-code-tumb

    Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!