Next time you step on the soccer field, you may be better off not heading that ball.
A new study recently found a large percentage of soccer player reporting head pain-related symptoms associated with heading the soccer ball. Out of four hundred and seventy questionnaires, twenty percent of respondents said they had symptoms from heading. Furthermore, forty-three percent of women said they unintentionally impacted their head, 6 percent higher than the number of men who said the same.
How do you know if you have concussion symptoms? Some of the clear ones are headaches and dizziness, but in some cases you might even suffer memory loss. If you play high-impact sports and have severe symptoms, it could be time to see a doctor right away.
Want to learn more? Be sure to look for our blog post on sports concussions and find out which games are the riskiest.