Concussion And Early Onset Of Osteoarthritis (OA)
by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute
Tid Bits of Info.
- More than 3 million concussions are diagnosed every year in athletes.
- Concussions are damage to brain tissue and complete healing takes a very long time.
- Football and hockey have the highest incidence of concussion.
- OA has a higher incidence rate in retired athletes that suffered at least one concussion.
- Seek treatment from a Physical Therapist if you suffer a concussion to reduce the chances of suffering a musculoskeletal injury.
A sharp blow to the head can cause a concussion. When playing football or other high contact sports, some athletes suffer a concussion. A concussion may or may loss of consciousness, but it can cause confusion, headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, and more. In recent years, more and more people are realizing the potential long term impact of a concussion. One problem is that many athletes return to the field before recovering. The long term impact may include increased risk of musculoskeletal injuries and an early onset of OA. It is essential for healthcare providers to have better tools assessing concussed patients and a extensive re-education program for the neuromuscular system. Read more at www.ACE-PT.org http://www.ace-pt.org/2018/01/04/ace-physical-therapy-and-sports-medicine-institute-concussion-and-early-onset-of-osteoarthritis-oa/