Taking care of head injuries during your soccer fitness training program

Taking Care Of Head Injuries During Your Soccer Fitness Training Program

During soccer training a few injuries will happen no matter how careful the people who set the sessions up and organize them are, it is after all a contact sport. When you are working to improve your soccer skills and abilities, there is always the probability that one part of your body may get injured. Usually, the head is more prone to injuries because it is used in numerous soccer techniques.

So how do you take care of a head injury if one occurs during a soccer match or practice?

If you are a Coach, then you should learn the proper way to handle head injuries, the chances that one will happen during your training sessions at some point in your career are high. As you study the different types of head injury, be sure to understand the circumstances that may cause the injury to happen in the first place, the signs to look out for when they occur and the symptoms as well as the first aid applications that are required.

If a player suffers from a head concussion, it indicates that he may have bruising or a broken blood vessel in his brain area. Head concussions are usually caused by a simple head blow from a soccer ball. Normally, when a player has a head concussion he will pass out or will have headache complaints. He may also experience imbalance, physical pain and memory loss.

It is necessary to identify when a head injury has occurred immediately. Always keep a cell phone handy so that you can call for assistance straight away. Stabilize the head of the injured person and do not move them until professional medical help arrives. In all cases of head injury, only medical professionals are permitted to move the victim.

Nosebleeds and black eyes are also common head injuries that may happen during soccer training. For nosebleeds, give a cloth to the victim and let him sit in a comfortable position. You should also request that he pinches his nose for a few minutes in order to stop the bleeding. If you think that the player’s nose has been broken, seek out medical assistance at once. For a black eye, give an ice pack to the player so that he can place it on the affected eye to reduce the puffiness and the pain.

This serves as a very basic guide on head injuries, if possible always have a first aid professional available at any soccer practice you are in charge of, and learn first aid and how to resuscitate an injured person yourself as part of being a responsible coach.

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