Decided to try my hand at a post on some general concussion info , and a follow up with tx of patellar dislocations. Thanks again for reading...
MgoPT - concussions and patellar dislocation treatment
I know next to nothing medically, but these write-ups are always very informative and interesting to me. As I do some youth basketball and soccer coaching, it is also always good to know more than less...
Please keep them coming!
3 years ago i was unfortunate enough to have gotten a concusion during a game. I made the mistake of going to the 2009 U-M ND game the next day. the press boxes were almost completed on the exterior, and it was probably the loudest it had ever been in the big house at the time, especially at the end if you remember. It made my head feel 10 times worse.
All i can say regarding concusions, and i know this first hand, is be causcious and take your time. its not worth risking long term damage which may include your life.
TO ALL YOU YOUNGER FOOTBALL PLAYERS OUT THERE.
I've had 3 documented concussions, 2 during football and 1 in basketball (which I have been told was thanks to the hardest foul most people in attendance had ever witnessed). In all 3 instances, I spent no more than a couple days on the sidelines. Then again, I also played a few games with multiple broken fingers, a torn tendon in my foot and was only out for a week and a half with a broken foot. Basically, with what I played through (and seemed to turnout fine), it's really hard for me to not to yell at football players young and old to just suck it up. What different and more educated times we live in.
I wrote an article for the school paper earlier this year, and I have had several diagnosed myself, trust me...when in doubt sit it out. Get a new helmet. I know it sounds terrible but sitting out for a game or out of another activity will be worth it in the long run
Interesting stuff. I noticed that most of the time you spell out what abbreviations are for the first usage (unless common enough for a layman), but I didn't see BESS. Is that "Balance Error Scoring System"?
It is. My bad on that