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Head Injury

A Guide for Head Injuries -  Information and Care

  • A head injury is often called a concussion; the information outlined is for people with a MILD head injury.
  • Mild head injuries are common, particularly in children and from contact sports.
  • Most people get better within 24 hours. During this time it is important that someone is with you and checks on you.
  • If your symptoms get worse or you are worried seek advice from your GP or emergency department

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Back Pain

A Guide for Acute Low Back Injuries

  • Most back pain settles with time
  • There is a lot you can do to help yourself
  • Serious or permanent damage is rare
  • Keep moving, avoid bed rest

Back pain is very common and most symptoms settle completely within a month. Back pain from serious pathology is very rare, but back strains can be very painful, particularly in the first few days. Back strains do not cause lasting damage to your spine

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Knee Pain

A Guide for Acute Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are common. They are normally caused by an injury due to a stretch or tear of knee tissue (e.g. ligament or cartilage), or due to normal wear and tear in the knee joint as irritation through poor biomechanics when you get older. 

Normally knee pain settles within 6 weeks, however your health professional can assist in the assessment of your injury.

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Ankle Sprains

A Guide for Mild Ankle Injury

  • Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connects bones at joints.
  • A sprain is an injury to one or more of these strong bands usually from a twisting injury which causes a stretch or tear of the ligament.
  •  Most mild sprains can be treated with self‐care techniques such as the PRICE regime.
  • If your sprain does not improve over 2‐3 days or you are having difficulty standing/walking on your ankle, see your healthcare professional.

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Shoulder Pain

A Guide for Acute Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries are common, and are if not caused by any serious trauma may ease within 2 weeks. Medication may be helpful to ease shoulder pain and allow you to get back to normal activity.

If your shoulder pain does not settle within 2 weeks or restricts you from getting on with. daily tasks, your healthcare professional can assist with diagnosis and treatment.

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