This is a hard topic to talk about, but something that needs to be discussed. The recent news that hit the cheer world likely came as a shock to many, however it is one of many reported and unreported cases of abuse in cheerleading. Unfortunately, abuse is alive and well in many forms throughout all sports, and cheerleading is no exception.
Think about the amount of pressure that your wrists experience during a typical cheer practice. Whether you’re doing a back handspring series or basing a stunt, the wrists sustain a lot of force in various aspects of cheer. A lot of force gets placed through the tiny joints of the wrist and this can lead to different injuries.
Here are some ways that you can help to keep your wrists in good shape and prevent future injuries:
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