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OverviewInline skating has become a popular form of exercise that combines traditional roller skating with ice skating by putting the wheels in the center. This decreases the stability of the skate. Inline skating requires more coordination for the beginner to learn safely. Inline skates, skateboards, and skate skis can reach speeds up to 25 mph.
Common injuriesThe most common injury while using inline skates is a fall. This usually results in cuts, scrapes and bruises but can also result in broken bones or head injury. Inline skates have a very small base of support, so it is common for the novice skater to fall from a standing position. According to the Consumer Product Safety Board, over 400,000 inline skating and skateboard injuries were medically treated in 2009. The annual medical cost associated with that treatment was over a billion dollars.
What Can You do to Make Inline Skating Safer?