Head Injury

Skull fracture

Skull fracture

A skull fracture is a break to one of the bones which form the head. These include the cranium at the back of the head, parietal bones on the side and frontal bone or forehead. Symptoms of a skull fracture Bleeding from the wound, eyes, ears or nose. Bruising behind the ears or under the …

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Concussion assessment

Concussion

Concussion in sport has gained much attention over the recent years. A lot of research has gone into identifying and prevention concussion which is now much better understood.

Head injuries

Head Injuries In Sport

Head injuries in sport can range from a mild headache to severe concussion or worse. A head injury should always be taken seriously and medical attention should be sought. Head injury symptoms may also develop over time and not neccessarily at the time your injury occured. Concussion A concussion is a very serious condition that …

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Headaches in sport

Headaches In Sport

Headaches are an extremely common complaint. They vary in pain intensity, pattern and location from individual to individual. Although irritating the majority of headaches do not require medical intervention. When to seek medical advice Medical attention should be sought for a headache if it is new and unaccustomed or if you have regular headaches but …

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Post Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome is a complication of concussion which may develop some time after the initial injury. There is a range of symptoms including headaches, lack of concentration or even depression, which the athlete may not initially associate with a previous concussion. Symptoms Post-concussion syndrome symptoms can occur some time after the initial head injury or …

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Migraine headache

Migraine

Migraines are a severe form of a headache, usually involving visual disturbances. However, may also include other symptoms such as nausea, dizziness or pins and needles. What is a Migraine? A migraine is a severe headache. It is classified as either with, or without ‘Aura’. Aura is one or more other symptoms which usually occur …

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