These are the Top 7 injuries that I see most people get in the parkour community and the most common ones that I personally have had. I’m going to list the top 7 and explain why they usually occur.
Knowing these common injuries and what causes them will help you prevent these injuries from happening to you and save you a lot of pain and wasted time.
#1- Foot and Hand Bruises
These are impact force injuries. They occur when your taking too big of an impact, using improper form, or haven’t conditioned properly for your body to take the impact. For example like on big landings, really long or high precisions, diving kongs, dive rolls, and other high impact moves. These are quite annoying since you are constantly using both feet and both hands in parkour so it usually takes forever for these to completely heal.
The good thing is that these bruises are usually minor injuries that are really more painful than debilitating. But if it starts swelling pretty bad or doesn’t start to feel better after a few days, you might have something a little more serious like a hairline fracture. At this point you would want to get it checked out by a doctor to see if you should take more rest.
A few good ways to prevent these injuries are to:
#1 learn the proper technique to landing and vaulting.
#2 Make sure the force is evenly distributed throughout the body. Example: For the basic landing keep your legs shoulder width apart, land on the balls of the feet, and make sure your joints are aligned properly.
#3 Start small and gradually build up. This way your hands and feet have time to build up.
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#2- Shin Hits
Shin injuries SUCK! The shin is a very sharp bone and sensitive area without much protection, which causes it to be very susceptible to cuts and deep gashes that are pretty painful. These are most common on botched precisions or slipping on rail work. Most of the time people will make the mistake of having one foot slightly ahead of the other on precisions which cause the foot further back to slip right off the rail or ledge and slam the shin full force into the obstacle.
#1 Be sure your feet are close together and even when doing precisions.
#2 Gradually build up to smaller landings and bigger gaps. This way your body has time to build up the coordination and body awareness.
#3- Knee Capitations
The dreaded knee capitation. I’ve had a handful of knee capitations. Not too fun. These occur when you slam your knee or if your lucky your upper thigh into an obstacle. These usually happen when you are performing a kong vault, speed vault, and I’ve even gotten one trying to do a fast climb up. Your running full speed and hit the vault but one of your knees happens to be just slightly too low and catches the ledge or rail. These can be pretty painful. I remember one I did during a full out kong vault, the impact was so hard it literally made me sick to my stomach ha.
#1 Learn the proper form to your vault.
#2 Make sure to keep your legs tucked.
#3 Keep those hips up.
#4- Knee Sprains
These knee sprains and knee injuries are probably the most devastating and take the longest to heal especially when people suffer a more serious knee ligament or tendon injury such as a torn ACL. These occur from improper landings, from over training, not conditioning properly, or having imbalances in the body. The risk of these injuries increase 10 fold when you start to incorporate flips and twisting movements off of obstacles.
#1 learn proper landing techniques. So making sure when you land a move your body is absorbing the impact as evenly as possible and keeping your joints aligned.
#2 Making sure to give your body a days rest between really hard training sessions so it can rebuild.
#3 Implement a proper warm up before each training session
#4 Condition the body properly so that you are strengthening your muscles and joints but also do not creating imbalances. Make sure when your working on jumps or moves like the wall run, you train both legs. Do workouts that work your quads and your hamstrings. Training barefoot will help with your body alignment and posture. If you have an alignment problem in your feet, then it can cause pain to your knees.
#5 Implement a good stretching routine following your training. The more flexible you are the the more force your body can handle safely.What does it mean when your engine light blinks? What are the functions of carbohydrates? How to dermaplane at home? What does head feel like? How to backup ipad? How to fold napkins? What is the meaning of ace name? What time does kenobi drop? Those who play with the devil's toys meaning? How to get rust off chrome exhaust tips? How to pronounce lychee? How to test for magnesium deficiency at home? What is the meaning behind come as you are? Tips on centering the note when playing trumpet? What 10/4 meaning? How to know if she finished? What is the meaning of a soul tie? What are boils? What is the meaning of the word michael? What time does the irs open? How to make wood floor panels with hand tools -tips -installation -minecraft? How to play keno? how long can hamburger helper mix last How to qualify for eyelid surgery? How to remove airpod pro tips? Where there is marriage without love meaning? How to teach your doodle new tricks? What does appeal mean in court? What does outbox mean in outlook? How to change your iphone name? What come after the teacup in the string hand tricks? What does cishet mean? how to get wampus little helper in nitro type Why are the tips of my cats ears hot? The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be meaning? How to unclog ears when sick? How do you do tricks on the grey hornet? What is the international emergency signal for distress? How to take off security tag? What does giga mean? How much does it cost to refinish hardwood floors? helper t cells recognize antigens when they are bound to a(n) What is mcv? How to play trash? What does green and pink make? How to make your ex want you back? What channels are the football games on? how do you use the cfw only on wii u usb helper how to get the dlc What is the meaning behind cinco de mayo? What does eloped mean? What does no homo mean in texting? where to download vshare helper How to decline an interview? What does chill mean? What does cbc test for? How to know if your phone has viruses? What is the meaning of turnt? What does the leo sign mean? How to bake chicken drumsticks? What does goku mean in japanese? Whose horse is that meaning? What kind of doctors are there? What states are in the eastern time zone? What day is labor day 2021? How to reset oil change light? What size shoe does kevin durant wear? What is the meaning of organic chemistry? What does a red ribbon mean? What is the meaning of corporate company? how does dhcp helper work what is the national average pay for mason helper How to alphabetize in google sheets? What happened to linus tech tips? How to do tricks to do with a gyroscope? What does acclimate mean? How do cool hand pencil tricks? What does mercury mean in astrology? How to change the language on disney plus? How to treat omicron at home? What does the diaphragm do? Tips for how to swallow a pill? What is the meaning of the sri lanka flag? What does covetousness mean? What does slide mean? What does self employed mean? How to pronounce english? How to delete a page in google docs? How to send in news tips at kotaku? Minecraft admin tips how to find a players /sethome? What does csr mean? How to grill tri tip? What time does tiger play today? How to screenshot windows? How to create a chart in excel? how to install sierra without helper Gyaitgdhbibymfa what does it mean? What is the meaning of distal? What does michelin star mean? How to pair bose headphones? What does idol mean? What is the meaning of party pooper? What does pepe mean in spanish?