Hemorrhoids And Sports

If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you’re probably wondering how having them is going to affect any sports activity. Well, there is some good and bad news on this front. It all depends on the sport. I am going to run down some of the common ones and point out the good or bad in each. … Continue reading “Hemorrhoids And Sports”

If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you’re probably wondering how having them is going to affect any sports activity. Well, there is some good and bad news on this front. It all depends on the sport. I am going to run down some of the common ones and point out the good or bad in each. You are definitely going to find that some activities are more painful than others. Let’s begin.

Let’s start with America’s favorite pastime, baseball. The good thing about this particular sport is that, for the most part, you’re on your feet most of the time. That is of course unless you’re at bat and sitting in the dugout. Sitting is never a good thing for hemorrhoids. So you probably want to stand through most of the game if you happen to be suffering through a bad bout.

Aside from that, there is one additional problem. You’re going to be doing some running. Not as much as other sports, especially if your position is catcher where you’re crouching through most of the game, but some. Every single time you run to make a catch or if you’re running to first on a hit, you’re sending blood down through your body. The more running you do, the more blood is sent down. Eventually, if you do this enough, and depending on how severe your hemorrhoids are, you will notice that they begin to creep out of your anal canal. This is because the blood flow is making them swell.

So if you’re going to play baseball, you want to play a position where you’re probably not going to do a lot of running. Pitching is a great position for those who have hemorrhoids as pitchers do very little fielding. You want to avoid sitting and running. Catching is close to sitting so you probably want to avoid that position as well.

The above applies to other sports with running such as football, basketball, hockey, soccer and so on. Soccer is especially bad for hemorrhoids as you are practically never standing still. And soccer matches are also very long. This can be a real killer.

Other sports you want to avoid at all costs are those where you’re sitting a lot such as horseback riding. This is especially bad on hemorrhoids between the bouncing on the horse and the sitting itself. A half hour of horseback riding can set your hemorrhoids back a week in recovery time.

Golf is a great sport for hemorrhoids. Slow walks are easy on them and, unless you use a golf cart (I don’t recommend it) there is no sitting at all. The only thing you will notice is that when you swing on the drive, because of the way your body twists, if you suffer from external hemorrhoids, you will notice a slight pinching sensation at the bottom of the anal canal. This shouldn’t be too painful but can be if your hemorrhoids are thrombosed.

I suffered from hemorrhoids for over 10 years so I pretty much know what you can and can’t do. Fortunately, I no longer have to worry about these things. You can read my story about how I beat my hemorrhoids in my signature below. I think you’ll find it most helpful to you.

Why Modified Sports Are Perfect for Children

Sports have been known to offer a lot of benefits to man, irregardless of whether the sport is done for leisure, fun, or competitive purposes. Thus, children are encouraged to engage in sports and other physical activities, as these are known to foster cognitive and physical development, which are also beneficial for their age. It is also believed that such activities also help to enhance their self-confidence and a belief they can be more successful in the future as they venture out to pursue their own career path.

But it is also natural for parents to worry about the health and safety of their children. Thus, the concept of modifying sports was innovated and is now becoming more popular as a safer option for children. In fact, it feels more like fun games while incorporating the benefits that sports has to offer them.

Tips for Modifying Sports

Modified sports offers a huge difference from the typical sports done by adults. Here is how they can be modified to make it a lot safer for the children to be involved in:

a) Reduce the size of the playing court or field.
b) Use smaller sized balls and pieces of equipment.
c) Change the rules to become more lenient due to skills limitation.
d) Reduce the amount of time spent on playing the game.
e) Add the amount of protective gears used.
f) Focus more on the game and fun aspect of it, instead of the competitive aspect of the sport.

Common Sports That Are Modified for Junior Athletes

Since the advent of modifying sports for children, there has been numerous sports that have been reduced in intensity level to make them an ideal choice for junior athletes. Some of the most popular sports currently in practice by junior athletes are cricket, golf, tee ball, soccer, netball and little athletics.

Because of the rising popularity for modified junior sports, there are also several pieces of sports equipment designed for children currently available for purchase. Parents should obtain the appropriate piece(s) of equipment as tailored to their child’s chosen sporting activity. This will increase the child’s safety during play.

Benefits of Modified Sports

If you want to get your child into sports (albeit the modified version), here are some of the reasons you should pursue it:

a) The modified version is as fun and exciting to play as the actual sport from which it was derived. Thus, children will still remain motivated to participate.
b) It is challenging enough for the younger participants, whilst increasing your child’s safety.
c) It offers a great avenue for skills development and facilitates the natural growth and progression of your child.
d) It inculcates the importance of sports and outdoor activities for your child, while eliminating the level of physical demand.
e) It offers an even playing field for children of all sizes, ages and skill level.