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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The dangers of trying to copy online tutorials

    Trying to copy online tutorials showing stretching exercises can be dangerous. Here is why.

    Dangers of trying to copy online tutorials

    The exercises shown in such tutorials are typically performed by individuals who have had years of training. In many cases, these individuals are also adults. Teenagers trying to copy online tutorials of this type run a serious risk of personal injury because:

    • Their bones are not yet fully developed
    • They do not have the training necessary to achieve some of the positions shown safely

    The former means that even teenagers attending gymnastics or dance classes are at risk of sustaining injuries when attempting to overstretch.

    Potential injuries when trying to copy online tutorials

    Pushing joints past their normal, safe range of motion while copying tutorials or even when at a dance class can cause potentially serious damage to surrounding tissues. This may include injuries to:

    • The hip’s labrum
    • Ligaments surrounding the hip joint
    • Spinal discs

    Young people with yet not fully developed bones also run the risk of:

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    • Damaging their hip socket’s shape
    • Developing stress fractures in the spine
    • Developing spondylolisthesis, a condition where a spinal bone (vertebrae) slips forwards or backwards

    Wear and tear on cartilages could also result in over-stretched joints developing arthritic changes in the long run. Teenagers copying online tutorials or over-stretching in dance class could also end up suffering from long-term hip and back pain. This kind of pain can be hard to treat due to their joints’ instability.

    Injured at a class

    If you were injured in a dance class, you could be eligible to make a claim for dance class injury compensation. You would be eligible to claim if:

    • Someone else was responsible for your injury
    • You suffered your injury within the last three years

    This also applies to injuries sustained at an exercise or gymnastics class.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    The first step towards making a successful personal injury claim is to get expert dance class accident advice. Having processed dance class injury claims for over 16 years, we have the experience and know-how to:

    • Provide you with relevant advice
    • Bring your claim to a satisfactory settlement efficiently and rapidly

    Get helpful compensation advice and/or enlist the 100% no-win, no-fee* services of an experienced member of our nationwide legal team today by calling our 24-hour freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or mobile 0333 500 0993 from a UK landline or your mobile phone.

    Date Published: May 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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