Doctors warn of upswing in treadmill injuries in children

Home gym accidents causing burns, head injuries and degloving in kids during pandemic: US study 

US emergency doctors have reported an upswing in treadmill injuries for children during the pandemic, as more parents work — and exercise — from home, a study shows.

Children under 13 may hurt themselves either by using the treadmill or interacting with an adult or older child — leading to friction burns, head injuries, degloving and other serious wounds, the authors say.

Risks are greater when children use the equipment without supervision or if the treadmill is in a common area where they could be exposed to moving