full 63 percent of all acute injuries occurred between the
wrist and the fingertips. The vast majority of these
particular injuries were due to club passing, but an important
subset resulted from catching the wrong end of something that
was either burning or sharp. It should also be noted that all
16 eye injuries were relatively minor and consisted of bruises
(87 percent) and cuts (6 percent).
anecdotal tales of detached retinas incurred while passing
clubs and other horrible tragedies were not documented by this
questionnaire. Since we would anticipate that people with
injuries would be the most likely to fill out and return the
questionnaire, these tales of terror may well be exaggerated.
should also be noted that we spoke with many jugglers at the
convention who were kept from juggling by injuries acquired
doing other things (like injuring wrists doing handstands or
various unicycle injuries) which were not picked up on the
respondents reported recurring pains while juggling,
is very interesting since elbow. back and neck injuries were
rarely injured acutely while juggling. Improved posture and
technique while juggling may help alleviate many of these
all the remedies reported, jugglers found almost all them
than 1 percent used heat, technique changes, exercise,
casting, or gloves while practicing. It is very interesting
that no jugglers reported using compression or elevation in
treating acute injuries.
asked who they sought for advice for juggling injuries, most
of them were self-treated (31 percent), a few sought
professional advice from a doctor (5 percent), a chiropractor
(3 percent), an osteopath (1 percent), a sports medicine
therapist (1 percent) a medical book (1 percent), and no
response (58 percent).
asked "Was there any reason you started juggling?"
the fun of it
wanted to learn
a juggler on TV
perform in a play or