Activities to Avoid

Sometimes, for people with hemophilia and inhibitors, the risks outweigh the benefits of engaging in a certain activity. Here are some of those3,25:

  • Football
  • Boxing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Hockey
  • Horseback riding
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts (contact)
  • Motorcycling
  • Racquetball
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Water-skiing
  • Wrestling

Generally, it's best to avoid contact sports, activities that involve high speeds, and racquet and court sports.1

As for other sports not mentioned here, what's right for one person may not be for another — everything is a case-by-case basis. Talk to your doctor and hemophilia care team if you're considering a new sport.1,3