Concussion Symptoms in Soccer - Introduction
Soccer is one of the sports that is very physically demanding, and can be very dangerous at times when head concussion may be involved.
In most cases, soccer concussion occurs when the soccer ball is in the air, and two or more players go up to head the ball, but instead a clash of heads occur, causing possible head concussion.
This article will give better understanding of concussion head injuries, with information and the signs pointing towards a possible head concussion.
Head injury occurs most often in sports and car accidents.
What is a Concussion Head Injury?
Head Concussion is a traumatic head injury that occurs from mild or severe blow to the head.
of the head injuries appear to be mild when they first happen, but
research has shown that concussion can have serious long term
effects, especially in case of repeated and untreated head injuries.
are mainly caused by head trauma, where a blow to the head causes the
brain to move violently within the skull, causing all the brain cells to
fire at once, much like a seizure.
The word concussion comes from Latin word "concutere", meaning "to shake violently".
Passing out, or loosing conciseness, is the most serious symptom for head concussion.
Head concussion can also occur where the athlete may not even realize it until later on, when the body cools down and the symptoms start to show.
is not easy to know if someone has a concussion, but the symptoms
listed below indicate that a person has most likely suffered a
head concussion injury.
Head concussion injuries range from
mild to severe, and can last for hours, days or even months depending on
the severity of head injury.
If there is even a slightest chance that a concussion has occurred, seeing a doctor is the best option.
Injury to the head is very serious, because head/brain is the most important organ in our body and should be treated by a professional for complete injury extent and recovery.
Thinking and remembering things after a possible concussion is noticeable in athletes, as they seem confused with all that is going on around them during a high tempo soccer game or training.
Physical symptoms of concussion will clearly indicate that something is wrong, and that a head injury may have occurred.
Any of the
following concussion symptoms may show after a blow to the head occurs.
These are most common physical symptoms of concussion, and can be easily recognized after a blow to the head occurs.
Experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms should lead to a doctors visit, where necessary tests will be performed to decide the severity of head injury.
and Mood Concussion Symptoms are hardest to spot by the athlete
themselves, but this symptom is very easily spotted by family or friends close to
Some of the emotional and mood symptoms to watch for include:
Emotional and mood symptoms of a concussion should be recognized by people closest to the athlete, because of brain changing the way athlete perceives things.
Due to head injury, brain chemicals are not being released in the
same way, causing mood and emotional changes.
In some severe cases, complete change in athletes personality may occur.
Fourth and last category for concussion symptoms have to do with the athletes sleeping pattern.
symptom is recognized by looking back on the sleeping
patterns, and seeing if there is a difference in how athlete sleeps after head injury occurs.
Athletes sleeping pattern may dramatically change in case of a head concussion.
In any case, if there is a chance that a head concussion has occurred, it is best to consult a Doctor for full extent of the injury and peace of mind.
Brain injury should not be taken lightly.
Brain is the most important organ in our body, and if there is a slightest chance that brain concussion may have occurred, SEE A DOCTOR.
|Soccer Related Injuries & More|
|ACL Injuries |
ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament is one of four knee ligaments holding the knee joint together.
|ACL Injury Recovery |
ACL Injury Recovery will be needed after every ACL ligament tear or mild sprain.
|Ankle Sprain Treatment |
Causes for ankle sprain can range from playing sports and forcefully rolling the ankle to just taking a walk in the park and twisting your ankle when stepping down from a curb :(
|Common Soccer Injuries |
I wanted to create one web page with information on common soccer injuries and what these injuries feel like so that you can sometime recognize what is going on when it does happen to you or your players.
|Hamstring Exercises |
Many athletes and regular people have hurt their hamstring at one point in their life and know how discomforting a hurt hamstring can feel.
|Treatment for Injured Hamstring |
Hamstring injury treatment will vary depending on the severity of the injury.
|Hamstring Injury |
Hamstring muscle injuries occur very frequently in athletes participating in various physically demanding sports that require sprinting and sudden change of movement and speed.
|Hamstring Stretches |
Stretching the hamstring muscles is very important for our overall health as it reduces lower back pain and gives us strong and lean hamstrings that will help with our lower body range of motion.
|High Ankle Sprain |
Ankle Syndesmosis injuries are often referred to what people call high ankle injury due to ankle swelling and ankle joint pain in the ligaments above the ankle.
|How To Tape Your Ankle |
Ankle taping is a big part of preventing ankle injury for players participating in any type of sport where running and change of direction is required, such as soccer, football, basketball etc.
|Knee Injuries in Soccer |
Knee injuries are very common in sports that require running and change of direction. Soccer is one of many sports where ligament injuries have a chance to sideline the player for longer periods of time.
|LCL Knee Injury |
LCL (lateral collateral ligament) is one of the four knee ligaments holding the knee in place.
|LCL Injury Recovery |
When it comes to LCL ligament injury, time is the best healing process and surgery is rarely required for treatment of common lateral collateral ligament injuries.
|MCL Knee Injury |
MCL or Medial Collateral Ligament is one of the FOUR major ligaments that hold the knee together preventing it from sliding left and right or back and forth.
|MCL Injury Recovery |
MCL rehab is needed after an MCL ligament injury and time is the best friend in getting over the MCL knee injury.
|PCL Knee Injury |
PCL ligament crosses with the ACL ligament preventing our knee from moving back and forth.
|PCL Injury Recovery |
PCL injury rehab will be different depending on the level or degree of knee injury suffered.
|Ankle Injury |
Most sport players have twisted their ankle at least once considering that rolled ankle is one of the top sport injuries so I decided to cover everything about ankle sprain in this article.
|Concussion Symptoms |
What is a concussion? Concussion is a traumatic head injury that occurs from mild or severe blow to the head.
|Concussion Treatment |
Following a concussion, rest is the best answer for concussion treatment.