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Cauliflower Ear

SUMMARY Causes: Repeated injury to the ear caused by friction or impact Common in contact sports such as rugby boxing and wrestling Symptoms: Pain in the ear at the point of injury Swelling and bruising of the ear Ear appears deformed and abnormal Loss of hearing and disorientation from strikes to the ear area Treatment: […]

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Whiplash Injury

SUMMARY Causes: Sudden quick movement of the neck Heavy lifting Poor posture Symptoms: Severe lower neck pain Inability to move the neck Pain felt most in the morning Pain may spread to the shoulder and arm Headaches Treatment: RICE method Rest Physiotherapy Stretching and strengthening exercises Maintaining good posture What is Whiplash? When a patient […]

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Injury Guide

Wry Neck

What is Wry Neck? Wry neck usually occurs as a result of sudden quick movement of the neck causing the disc in the neck to slip out of place. This can be whilst heavy lifting, bending, of twisting or of the neck. Wry neck can also occur as a result of overuse injury from poor […]

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Injury Guide

Concussion – If in doubt, sit them out

Sport plays a key role in keeping us fit and healthy, with team sports providing a host of additional benefits including social interaction and, instilling discipline and teamwork in young people. As with in life in general, however, accidents and collisions can occur in contact sports – with head injuries commonplace in sports such as […]

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Injury Guide

Eye Injuries

Eye Abrasions All eye injuries are potentially serious the eye is one of the most delicate organs in the human body. The front of the eye is extremely sensitive and abrasions can be very painful and irritating. If the cornea (eyeball) is scratched it is vital not to rub the eye as this can cause […]

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Head Injuries in Sport

Head InjuriesAll Head Injuries are potentially serious so it is important to assess them carefully. Head Injuries can cause impaired consciousness which is a state anything less than being fully conscious. Somebody can be fully awake(conscious) or completely unresponsive to any stimulus(unconscious) or they could be at any level between the two. The brain is […]

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