The condition is caused by toddlers being swung by the arms, which causes the elbow bones to be pulled out of the joint. According to NHS advice, the injury occurs in children under four because the ligaments — which hold bones together — are looser and the bones are yet to be fully formed. This means bones can slip in and out of place more easily with a surprisingly small amount of force. Pulling a child up by the hands — even pulling up a toddler by the hands after changing a nappy or playing on the floor can cause the injury. Jerking their arm — That panic-stricken moment when you grab your toddler to keep them out of danger could potentially cause a pulled elbow. Remember to be gentle when taking a child by the hand.
Why you should never swing a child by the arms | The Independent
Need to work on that more till I own it! Putting absolutely nothing into the shot I was hitting some 20 yards shy of where I usually hit it going full bore. Not only that, but you can hear the difference at impact. Compressing that golf ball correctly is music to my ears. What do you think of my routine? I take four — six practice swings just getting the feel for those arms dropping absolute powerless arms and gently turning towards the target into the finish position.
Swinging a child by the arms may seem like harmless fun, but experts have warned that the activity could cause painful injuries. As children grow up, their bodies become less prone to the injury, according to the Kids Health website run by the non-profit Nemours Foundation. The elbow connects the upper and lower arm bones, and the ligaments that surround the radial head can be loose in pre-schoolers.