• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

injuries in sport

Extracts from this document...


Concussion can be caused by a blow to the head, which results in a short period of unconsciousness and then a full recovery. It is most common in contact sports e.g. football etc. To treat concussions you must put an ice pack on the head. Then you must ensure that the head is always higher in the heart and soon after they should have recovered but if the symptoms persist then the person must go to the doctors. The signs and symptoms are memory loss, change in breathing rate, and temporary loss of consciousness, loss of balance, disturbed vision and diluted pupils. Accidents can be less serious if headgear is warm in high contact sports like rugby and hockey. This reduces the chance of the blow being more deadly. If this injury occurs it will defend on the seriousness if the player is to go off or is able to continue playing. If it is serious than it may become life threatening and could potentially end a career in sport but if it is minor a player could return onto the field of play in minutes. ...read more.


It is difficult to say whether a player will return after this. It all depends on the seriousness but often a player is required to go off to receive treatment. Dislocations are caused by a blow for examples to the shoulder .They are most common in contact sports. We must call a trained person who must be there to help we must ensure that the athlete is kept warm to prevent shock occurring. We must also immobilise the neck and dislocated shoulder with padded splints or a sling. The signs for dislocation are severe pain no movement, visible bone deformity, swelling, bruising and numbness. Dislocations can be minimised by warming up, strengthening muscles so they can be used as a protective layer. Also protective clothing can be worn so the chance of dislocating a muscle will be lower. If this injury occurs than the player may have to rest. It would be very difficult and painful to carry on playing. Sprains can be caused by a sudden twist, overstretching or stress on ligaments. They are in boxing and football. ...read more.


Apply ice for 20 minutes. The symptoms for a sprain in the ankle are pain at the ankle joint at any time of the injury. A feeling of popping or tearing of the ankle joint in the outer region. Some symptoms are; 1). Swelling and tenderness in the area. 2). Slight loss of function with slight injuries to the ankle joint 3). More severe loss of function with more severe injury 4). Bruising, which usually appears a few hours after the injury has occurred. These depend on the seriousness as well. If it is serious than it could require time for rest and the player will not be able to return onto the field off. The time off depends on the joint. Hypothermia is when athletes train in extreme cold conditions for a long time. The signs and symptoms are shivering , muscle rigidity , cramps , low blood pressure , low pulse rate and breathing rates , confusion , disorientation , cold , pale , dry skin. To minimise risk they could be equipped for all kinds of weather. Wear extra, thin layers of clothing; wear a waterproof and windproof outer layer of clothing. First aid: To cover to athlete with a foil blanket ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Safety Aspects and Risk Assessment section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Safety Aspects and Risk Assessment essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Unit 2 Btec Sport - Health Saftey and Injury

    4 star(s)

    probably suffer with a blocked nose, fever, sore throat and frequent coughing. Viral infections cannot be cured using antibiotics, however there are products available to help relive the symptoms. * Asthma This makes a persons airways constrict making breathing difficult.

  2. Components of fitness required for throwing a javelin.

    I have benefited from UKA's grass root schemes (Star track and Cica) and the influence of role models on the television and the internet. The internet also provided me with up to date information on forthcoming events and results of performances.

  1. This assignment will cover the main and most occurring sporting injuries, the signs and ...

    Clean and prevent infection Cover/Leave to air. Bruising Dislocation of the skin, blood leaking from damaged tissues, PAIN-damaged nerves Swelling-Leaking fluid from damaged cell. R.I.C.E Burn (Sun burn) Redness-damage to cells. Pain-burning/stinging cells due to damaged nerves. Blisters-due to damaged cells warm to touch. Warm to touch and red in colour.

  2. B-Tec Sport Risk Factors

    The long term affect of an environment with dangerous surroundings such as advertisement boards is that you can dislocate a part of your body which can result you being out of action for a while.

  1. I have chosen to do my study on a comparison of hockey passing (hit ...

    Session Focus Session 1- Grip and Balance Session 2- Stopping dead, passing Session 3- Running to a moving ball and passing without stopping Session 4- Follow Through Session 5- Analysis Time Line How Research I will go to the local and school library to find books and magazines that will

  2. Rules, regulations and legislation are really important as they provide a safe environment for ...

    The smoking materials landed on a pile of old rubbish that had sat there for at least 20 years. Five minutes before half-time, white smoke was seen rising from the rear of the 77-year-old wooden stand. People started evacuating the stands onto the pitch, it was all orderly to start

  1. Health Saftey and Injury - BTEC Sport

    pulled out of its original joint from abnormal events such as mistiming a catch of a fast moving ball, the force would pull the fingers out this would be an intrinsic event as the player may not be paying attention and his actions may be delayed.

  2. sport studies- accidents

    Squash is a popular game so we try our best not to get injured. Some other environmental injuries is when it is so cold that people get ill to stop this from happening we add a heating system which can be changed to the temperature that people prefer.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work