Arnisha Clark Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Toe Turf-is that it is a sprain of the main joint of the big toe.
  • Signs and Symptoms -Pain and tenderness in the ball of the foot and the big toe.
  • Treatment Method- R-Rest, I-Ice, C-Compression, E-Elevation
  • Causes- Turf toe commonly occurs as an athlete tries to push off of the ground, causing a stretch or hyper extension injury to the structures on the bottom of the big toe.
  • It’s important to know about turf toe so that when playing sports (ex.) track) you don’t push off so hard and hurt yourself.
  • Gamekeeper’s Thumb- is a type of injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb
  • it’s important to know about so that we don’t have limitations in movements.
  • Gamekeeper’s thumb may be treated with immobilization in a thumb Spica-type cast for 4 weeks
  • Causes- An injury to the UCL can be painful and result in a loss of function and pinch strength
  • If goes untreated you can destroy joint stability.
  • Concussion-temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. The term is also used loosely of the aftereffects such as confusion or temporary incapacity.
  • Symptoms may include headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, and more.
  • A cranial computerized tomography (CT) scan is the standard test to assess the brain right after injury.
  • It’s important for you to know because you’re not always going to be knocked out to know that you are having a concussion.
  • There's no specific cure for concussion. Rest and restricting activities allow the brain to recover.
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