According to the journal, Radiology, a single concussion could result in lasting brain damage. With anywhere between 10% and 20% of all athletes suffering a concussion each season, it’s important to have complete concussion management to prevent devastatingly permanent or even fatal brain injuries. The following information explains a concussion, and the steps to go through in order to complete concussion management, reducing its effects. What is a Concussion? A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury is a difficult process affecting the impulse or acceleration forces delivered to the brain. Concussions can cause a myriad of effects. However, concussions most commonly cause temporary dysfunction in the nerves, which results in the athlete’s nerves not working properly, causing symptoms such as: – Head pressure – Headaches – Vomiting or Nausea – Neck pain – Blurred vision – Dizziness – Sensitivity to light or noise – Problems with balance – Feelings Continue reading →

  Concern over concussions within young athletes has been growing at a significant rate. As a result, more and more interest has been paid to what causes concussions, detection methods, and prevention methods as well. The following information discusses one of the leading methods designed to effectively prevent concussions. What is a Concussion Baseline Test? A concussion baseline test is a pre-season exam conducted by a qualified healthcare professionals used to determine the athlete’s brain balance and brain function. These functions include memory and learning skills, problem solving skills, and concentration. The concussion baseline test essentially is designed to detect whether the individual has any symptoms of a concussion. The results from a concussion baseline test can be used by a physician during the season to compare and contrast if a concussion is suspected. When Does Concussion Baseline Testing Happen? Baseline testing typically will happen during the pre-seasons before the Continue reading →

  If you practice sports frequently enough, chances are that eventually you are going to suffer from a sports injury, especially if you fail to take the proper precautions. In addition to being painful, sports injuries are particularly unpleasant as they can make daily tasks difficult or even impossible. Plus, in the case of a serious injury, you will need to rest from your sport until you are fully recovered to prevent exacerbating the injury. It is best, therefore, to be aware of the most common sports injuries and to know the measures you need to take to avoid becoming injured. The Most Common Sports Injuries Shin Splints This painful injury affects the front and center of the lower legs due to swelling in overworked muscles. Shin splints can occur after exercising in any type of physical activity, but the injury is most common after practicing sports such soccer, lacrosse, Continue reading →