The idea of diving may sound amazing but may prove fatal at times. The competitive divers who dive frequently may face catastrophic injuries related to back, shoulders, neck, elbows and other body parts.
Although these divers are the professional one and they know the perfect diving trick, they may face catastrophic injuries. Such injuries can result in trauma and can cause permanent damage to their body parts.
The key factors behind such catastrophic injuries are the velocity and the distance of the diver platform. As soon as the diver hits the surface of the water from 10 –meter platform their velocity is drastically reduced by 50% within a second.
Due to this, the competitive divers are more prone to the risk of catastrophic injuries due to the forces which act on them. Frequent exposure to such forces can result in injuries related to back, neck, wrist, elbows, shoulder, and others.
There is basically 3 type of divers namely competitive divers, springboard divers, and platform divers. These divers are characterized based on the number of dives they execute on daily basis. Overall all these divers are equally at the risk of catastrophic injuries.
Apart from diving, these divers are actively involved in other activities like dancing, gymnastics, strength-related exercises and others. Due to such activities, the risk of catastrophic injuries is increasing further. The shoulder and back injuries are more common in these divers and prompt measures should be taken to prevent such risks.
The competitive drivers are more prone to the risk of back pain during young age. Also, there is 45% risk of back pain among these divers compared to non-divers. Also, these divers are at a risk of other issues like hearing disability, anxiety, stress, and others.
These divers also limit their calorie intake in order to stay fit but doing so can increase the risk of these diseases and alleviate the risk of injuries. Eating low-calorie food can lower down your energy levels, give rise to fatigue and can increase the risk of injury. This study can be seen in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports.