Quick Tips: Head and Skeletal Trauma

Quick Tips: Head and Skeletal Trauma

Last updated on: Apr 11, 2023 • RMHS Elite Camp

Head Trauma Issues:

No alcohol, physical activity, hot showers, hot tubs, caffeine, or non-prescription drugs INCLUDING pain killers, aspirin or ibuprofen. Tylenol is OK. It is advised that you check prescriptions with your physician before taking them to avoid possible complications.

Watch for the following signs:

  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Worsening or severe headaches
  • Weakness, numbness, or tingling on any part of the body
  • Distorted vision and/or differences in pupil size or reactivity from normal
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Seizure
  • Confusion, disorientation, changes in mood

The player should be watched over by a responsible party and awakened every 2-3 hours to check for these signs for the first 24-48 hours after the initial injury. If any of these signs develop, call 911 (or local emergency medical services) or go to the emergency room.


Musculo / Skeletal Injury:

Avoid activities that use the affected area.

Watch for the following signs:

  • Numbness or tingling
  • Decreased strength or range of motion, swelling, pain, circulatory problems
  • Inability to do necessary daily tasks due to injury

Other recommendations:

  • Limit use or weight bearing
  • Ice
  • Heat
  • Elevation