It’s time for another Austin-area sports medicine 101 class!
April is Youth Sports Safety Month! If you follow our blog or Facebook page, you know that we spend a fair amount of time talking about concussions because it’s a serious issue, particularly when involving children. Here are a few concussion facts you may not be aware of:
- Compared to an adult suffering a similar injury, youth are more likely to sustain a concussion and are more likely to have the concussion last longer.
- Multiple concussions can lead to permanent learning difficulties, so keep track of how many head injuries are occurring and seek advice from a health care professional if your youth has had 3 or more head injuries.
- Concussions, when treated properly, usually completely resolve and should not cause any future difficulties, so seek treatment for a concussion in your athlete if one occurs.