Understanding Concussions A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head or body that shakes the brain inside the skull. Although not life-threatening, concussions can have serious effects on brain function. Scientific Investigation on Headgear and Concussions Research on the effectiveness of headgear in concussion… Continue reading Headgear, does it protect you from concussion?
Understanding the Basics of Injury Management Injury management is a critical aspect of health and wellness, and knowing when to seek medical attention can make the difference between swift recovery and prolonged suffering. It’s essential to understand the types of injuries, ranging from minor to severe, to take appropriate action. Minor injuries, such as sprains… Continue reading When to see a doctor after an Injury
A Brief Overview of High Blood Pressure High blood pressure, clinically referred to as hypertension, is a persistent medical condition where the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems. The cause of high blood pressure is generally multifactorial and can be attributed to lifestyle… Continue reading Athletes with high blood pressure
Understanding the Common Cold: A Brief Overview The common cold is a viral infection affecting your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It’s typically harmless, although it might not feel that way. While more than 200 viruses can cause a common cold, the rhinovirus is most often the culprit. Common symptoms include runny or stuffy… Continue reading When to exercise after a cold
Understanding Concussions: Definition and Causes A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), induced by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. It’s not always a visible head wound or loss of consciousness, but could manifest through various physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. Concussions… Continue reading How are concussions treated
Understanding the Nature of Swimming Injuries Swimming, often regarded as a low-impact sport, is not without its share of risks. From overuse injuries to acute, traumatic ones, swimmers can face a variety of physical challenges. The Importance of Discussing Swimming Injuries Understanding and discussing the potential for swimming injuries is paramount to prevention. Knowledge empowers… Continue reading Swimming injuries
Understanding the Importance of Electrolytes Electrolytes are minerals that hold an electric charge and are pivotal for various bodily functions. They are found in your body, specifically in your blood, urine, and bodily fluids. Some common electrolytes include sodium, potassium, calcium, and bicarbonate (MedicineNet). These charged minerals play crucial roles in many body functions, such… Continue reading When to add electrolytes to your hydration plan
Defining the Role of a Sports Medicine Doctor A sports medicine doctor is a specialized physician with a laser focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise. Their expert knowledge extends to understanding the impact of exercise on the human body, including high-level athletes and individuals who are physically… Continue reading What is a sports medicine doctor