Lately, injuries are starting to become more common as the sports start their seasons. A big topic on injuries that has come up a lot more recently is concussions. As little as five years ago society was not as informed on concussions as we are today. there are still much we don 't know on head injuries. Studies are being held to help improve our knowledge so this injury can be taken care of properly and efficiently.
The milleaneal genearation sparks many different types of reactions when talked about. Words such as technology,cell phones, and even the word lazy are thrown around. Throughout my generation I believe there has been two major explosions. One explosion is in sports. Sports have become increasingly popular.
The concentration on concussions in sports has elevated in the past few years given the number of sports figures who have passed away all too soon as a result of the studies conducted after their passing. The severity of the damage concussions can cause is still to be proven, but prevention should be a topic that is top of mind for anyone who participates in sports, from youth to professionals. In the case of Steve Montador, whose career ended due to a concussion, was documented as a shoulder injury is proof that sports leagues are aware of the challenge, but may be unsure of how to address. Some are concerned with what the lack of physicality will do to the overall “entertainment” factor of attracting fans.
The seriousness of sports related concussions have been brought to the forefront in recent years. New concussion legislation along with new rules and regulations have been implemented around the country. In effort to reduce the amount of concussions greater awareness, action plans, and policies have been put in place for many sports--especially contact sports such as football. However, despite these actions the amount of sports related concussions have not seen a significant decrease. I propose a detailed analysis of current concussion policies and action plans implemented in recent years with an emphasis on football.
Although there is a lot more work to be done, the NFL and other leagues have taken a stance on the egregious situation that befalls those with concussions. There has been a recent decrease in the concussion rate due to the latest concussion protocol that the NFL and many other leagues have implemented that allow for professional trainers to look over players that are suspected of being concussed. Those players are not allowed to go back into the game if they still seem like they have a concussion, increasing the safety of those players who are unwilling to report a concussion for the purpose of being able to continue play. The enhanced detection and examination protocols have led to an 11.3 percent decrease in concussion rate. However, as stated previously, there is much more to do to eradicate concussions once and for all.
In recent years concern has been raised for the staggering concussion rate in soccer, particularly women’s soccer. Although most attention has been put on football, people should be just as concerned about soccer. Doctors are finding that soccer is the second leading cause of concussions. Following right behind the contact sport football. Although soccer is not normally perceived as a contact sport it is producing a high number of injuries and the most concerning injury taking place is concussions.
Concussions in Soccer and Football A concussion is a very serious brain injury. Concussions are considered a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). A concussion can happen to anyone. A concussion is caused by something hitting the head and having whiplash.
Wamn! A player just kicked the ball into the goal, Some think competitive sports are bad while others think it’s good. It’s clear that overall competitive sports is a hot topic. It’s clear that the negative overlooks the positive because of 3 main reasons concussions, injuries, and mental reasons. First off sports can cause concussions, nearly 300,000 concussions occur a year.
This dissertation describes the actions of promoting concussion awareness and how to properly head a soccer ball to coaches, parents, referees, and young athletes in the Pataskala, Ohio area. The audience was educated through a brief presentation, pamphlets, and posters clearly detailing the main topics in concussion management, prevention, and where to turn if one feels an athlete may have sustained a concussion. The inclusion of proper heading techniques it to help reduce the amount of head injuries through correct mechanisms.
To get a full understanding of the impact a concussion has on athletes, a sample population was usually chosen. The main objective of the research was to measure the immediate effects and natural recovery course relating to symptoms, cognitive functioning, and postural stability following sport related concussions. There are two stages an athlete must go through; Physical rest, which means strenuous activity should be avoided until the athlete has no post-concussion symptoms, Cognitive rest, because a concussion impacts the brain 's cognitive function, this means no reading, time off of school or work etc... This article also shows the percentages of how long on average an athlete returns to play, most of the time athletes recover between 1-6
Every person in the world loves football! Football has the highest rates of catastrophic head injuries (16).The long term health effects of high impact sport injures can be super dangerous. “Medical researchers at Boston University recently confirmed that 88 of 92 former NFL players donated their brains for research…”(15). “... NFL players who donate their brains for research suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy( C.T.E.), a brain disease induced by repetitive head trauma and linked to depression,aggression,impulse-control problems,memory loss, and dementia”(15).
Head injuries and concussions are what scientist believe have caused these brain diseases in young athletes. These injuries are sustained by serious blows to the head to the point when the brain slams back and forth against the inner head. Traumatic brain injuries are long term effects that are sustained through various blows to the head which scar the brain itself. Unlike TBIs, concussions can be healed in due time as long as the person who has experienced the concussions has followed the necessary procedures and has received enough rest to further help the brain heal. Some head injuries although can lead to these brain diseases.