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What if my child sprains their ankle at a trampoline park? | Bangkok J-CLINIC

Hello, my name is Sato and I run J-CLINIC, a physiotherapy and acupuncture clinic in Bangkok.
Recently, we’ve been receiving many inquiries from parents whose child who got hurt while playing on the trampoline and needed treatment.


Trampolining is a popular sport for both adults and children.



Trampolining is fun—who doesn’t enjoy jumping high and floating in the air? And continuous jumping uses all the muscles in your body and gives you an excellent aerobic workout.


But trampolining can also easily lead to injuries. If you haven’t mastered the basic jumping techniques, you can strain your ankles and knees.

In this article, I’ll talk about common trampoline injuries, how to treat them, and how to prevent them.


Common trampoline injuries


Common injuries from trampolining include


The most common trampoline injury: Sprains

The most common trampoline injury among patients who come to our clinic is sprains.


Many of our clients tell us, “It’s just a sprain, so I thought it would heal if I put a compress on it.” But if you’ve twisted your ankle hard, the ankle ligaments may be torn or partially damaged. So it’s important to receive treatment as soon as possible.



Musculoskeletal ultrasound exam and palpation: You will be examined with ultrasound and by touch (palpation) to identify your injured ligaments or tendons.


Treating sprains at J-CLINIC

J-CLINIC will treat your sprains with ultrasound/high-voltage therapy, manual therapy and taping, and give you rehab guidance.

Ultrasound/high-voltage therapy to relieve pain


We’ll relieve your pain with a combination of (1) high-voltage electricity to loosen tension in the superficial muscles and (2) ultrasound to relax the deeper muscles that can’t be reached by hand.


This combination therapy also repairs cells and is one of the most popular forms of care used by professional athletes.

Manual therapy and taping

We use massage to loosen muscle tension around the ankle. Taping then immobilizes the ankle, which will speed up the healing process.




We especially recommend taping for children, as they tend to have a hard time staying off their feet.


Training and self-care guidance

After the pain subsides, we’ll show you exercises to do at home and self-care tips to prevent repeat injuries.


Strengthening your shin and calf muscles to help prevent future sprains. Stand on your toes and then lower your heels. Repeat. If you put a Pilates ball between your knees while doing this exercise, you can strengthen your inner thigh muscles at the same time.



Using a Thera-Band to stretch and strengthen your shin and calf muscles. Like the above exercise, this will help prevent future sprains.



Using massage balls to soften the Achilles tendon. Greater flexibility in your Achilles tendons will increase your ankle’s range of motion and make it harder to sprain your foot.


How to avoid injury on the trampoline

Here are some things you can do to avoid injuries on the trampoline.


Start by practicing to jump straight up.


First aid for sprains

If you suffer a sprain, icing is the first step in first aid. Icing will help you recover quickly.
And remember the basic first aid “RICE”.


If you are at a trampoline park, it might be a good idea to take a lesson with an instructor the first time. Learn how to jump correctly and enjoy trampolining without getting hurt!


If you suffer from sprains or other foot injuries in Bangkok, get in touch with us by phone, email or Facebook.




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What physical pains can be treated at J-CLINIC?

Physical therapy

lower back pain, stiff shoulders, sciatica, headaches, knee pain, sprains, pulled muscles, whiplash, post-fracture rehabilitation and injuries from sports and accidents.


Acupuncture treatment

PMS, irregular periods, insomnia, orthopedic diseases, headache, cosmetic acupuncture, eye strain, gastrointestinal problems.


Our branches in Sukhumvit road

Phrom Phong Branch (Sukhumvit 31, RSU Tower Floor4)

J-CLINIC Phrom Phong Branch

From BTS Phrom Phong Station, take Exit 5 and walk along Sukhumvit towards Asoke for about 5 minutes. RSU Tower will be on your right. Take the escalator up to Floor 4 and you will see us right in front of you. If you are coming by car, parking is available at RSU Tower and is free up to 2 hours when you are treated at J-CLINIC.


Thonglor Branch (Soi Thonglor 13, Home Place building Basement Level)

J-CLINIC Thonglor Branch

Our Thonglor clinic is on the basement level of Home Place Building, at the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 55 and Thonglor Soi 13.
If you are coming by BTS, please take a taxi from BTS Thonglor Station, Exit 3.
If you are coming by car, parking is available at Home Place Building and is free up to 4 hours when you are treated at J-CLINIC.


Ekkamai Branch (Sukhumvit 42, Bangkok Mediplex Floor 3)

J-CLINIC Ekkamai Branch

Bangkok Mediplex is a general medical mall on Sukhumvit Soi 42, across from Gateway Ekkamai and directly connected to BTS Ekkamai Station. J-CLINIC Ekkamai branch will be on the 3rd floor of Mediplex.
If you come from BTS Ekkamai Station, go through exit 2. It connects directly to Bangkok Mediplex. Take the escalator up to the 3rd floor and you will see our clinic on your right.