Head Injury


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. On this page: What is concussion? Recognising concussion Have I got concussion? Treatment for concussion When can I return to play? Go direct to: Post concussion syndrome …

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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. Symptoms may also develop over time where the player feels okay initially but over the next few days more noticeable symptoms occur or become worse. On …

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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 A symptom of post-concussion syndrome sometime after the initial head injury or concussion …

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Migraines are a severe form of a headache, usually accompanied by other symptoms. These are often related to vision although may also include other symptoms such as nausea, dizziness or pins and needles. A migraine is a severe headache. It can be classified as with or without ‘Aura’. Aura is one or more other symptoms …

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Fractured Skull

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. Skull fractures occur due to an impact to the head from either a blunt or sharp object. Common examples in …

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