Don’t Swing Your Kids By the Arms, Please

    05/05/2013 | 15 Comments

      Hey Supple Legion,

      Today’s episode is a public service announcement for your children’s arms and shoulders.  The message is simple, if you feel the need to swing your kids around by the arms, make sure that they are holding onto you–not the other way around.   Your kid’s grip strength or lack thereof is a protective feed back mechanism that keeps the tissues at the wrist, elbow, and shoulders safe.  If you circumvent this circuit breaker, you potentially risk some gnarly downstream repercussions.  Go ahead and google “nurse-maid elbow”.  I’ll wait.  By allowing your kids to set the level of “swingness”, you’ll never overload their upper-extremity.  Neat huh?  Want your kids to swim in the Olympics?  Too bad you dislocated both their shoulders when they were 3 years old (true story).

      You guard your precious shoulder capacities. Why would you challenge your kids tissues in the name of cheap fun.  Besides, you can still swing your kids around by the armpits till they vomit.  The tissues of their upper limbs will thank you.

      Kstar

    • Bodypart / Joint
    • Injury
    • Kids
    • Muscle / Tissue

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  9. Dallas

    I learned this when my son was 4yrs old. I gave my son a aeroplane ride wrist and ankle hold when I let him go it seemed no big deal, till my wife and I noticed that he was not using his arm. He never even made a whimper when it happened, but when we tried to assess the situation we know there was a problem, we took Jacob to hospital the doctor told us his elbow was dislocated I think he called it a green stick dislocation and this is where it got bad for me I was investigated for abuse turns out that the number 1 cause for this type of injury is parent yanking and pulling there little people to aggressively. Although it is a little to late for me, for all the potential mom and dad out there in mobilityWod country listen to this, nothing worst then having your family and friends question by police
    Thank you Dr Starrett

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