Injuries when playing frisbee can be surprisingly serious and significantly painful. When it comes to sporting accidents and injuries, frisbee doesn’t immediately spring to mind. Instead, we tend to think of famous contact sports, such as rugby and football. Given the nature of these games, sports injuries are commonplace.
However, that doesn’t mean you won’t do yourself significant damage playing frisbee. As a sport, frisbee has experienced something of a boom in recent times. These days, numerous universities are home to ultimate frisbee teams. It’s also common to see frisbees being thrown around in parks during the summer months.
What are the main injuries when playing frisbee?
- Bumps and bruises
Part of frisbee’s appeal is the opportunity to throw yourself about a bit. Pulling off a dramatic catch is extremely satisfying. However, these spectacular lunges also put you at risk of sporting injuries. Your focus tends to be on making the catch, the landing is an afterthought. This gives you precious little time to react and brace for impact. Fortunately, frisbee tends to be played on grass. While this minimises the likelihood of cuts and lacerations, you can still suffer bruises from a hard landing.
One of the more serious frisbee-related injuries is dislocations. These occur when sudden movement forces a bone out of its joint. Dislocations can be extremely painful and difficult to recover from. An awkward landing whilst playing frisbee can all too easily lead to a dislocated shoulder. Similarly, a loss of balance can result in a dislocated knee or ankle. Often, the most innocuous-looking trips and falls can actually be the most serious.
Whilst it’s likely to take an unfortunate combination of circumstances to result in a dislocation, sprains are much more common. Though these are not as serious as dislocations, any damage to tendons and ligaments needs careful rehabilitation.
Can I make a compensation claim if I am injured playing sports?
Sporting injury claims are subject to the same criteria as the majority of personal injury claims, mainly:
- Did the accident occur within the last three years?
- Was the accident demonstrably the fault of someone else or the result of negligence
- Has a medical professional confirmed the injuries were caused by the accident?
If you can answer yes to all three, then call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our expert advisors will offer a no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: April 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice