Recreational inline skating and inline roller sports are popular in the United States and Worldwide. Injury prevention is a very important consideration for any sport. Unfortunately, there are too many potential skaters who do not realize that inline roller sports and recreational skating are also some of the safest activities you can do, if you compare them to other sports. And even more important – the majority of the skating injuries that many people seem to worry about can easily be prevented by using good protective gear while skating. Additional injuries and medical problems associated with skating can be prevented by knowing the correct way to skate, awareness of road rules, use of safe equipment and knowing when and where to skate.
If you already love to skate or even want to try skating, but want to stay away from the injuries usually associated with skating, there are many things that you can do to keep yourself safe:
Parents of young skaters should review safety tips for kids to make sure that their children's safety needs have been addressed when they skate.
If you have somehow already managed to get hurt in an inline skating related activity or have a roller sports related medical issue, find out how to treat some simple skating injuries. Once you are all patched up, come back to this article to make sure you cure as many future injuries as possible through prevention.