Skydiving is skydiving from balloons, aircraft and helicopters with sports purposes. Parachute thanks (60-70 m2) filled with air dome significantly reduces the speed of the free falling body (up to 5 m/s) and allows the athlete to land (or to splash down), as a rule, without injury. In some cases under adverse conditions (strong wind, uneven ground at the landing, the lack of experience parachute, poorly fitting shoes) during the landing may experience trauma even experienced sportsmen-parachuters. Most often damaged ankle. In order to prevent such injuries should be bandaged before jumping region ankle joints elastic bandage.
Medical software parachute jumps should be aimed at the selection of the paratroopers of health, the prevention of injury and provide first medical aid during execution jumps. Injury prevention has in mind a good fit parachute harness the device and ground training of landing. All athletes, with even a slight indisposition, parachute jumps are not allowed. Increased heart rate at the start of the athlete parachutist is not a reason to exclude from the jump. Cardiovascular disorders and a slight increase in the excitability of the nervous system before and after a parachute jump usually do not go beyond the limits of physiological norm. Every complaint of the parachuter of back pain in moments of parachute deployment in the air or when landing must be checked by x-ray of the spine, as sometimes these complaints indicate compression fractures of the vertebral body.