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High School Football

High school football can be a rough and tumble sport. If a person plays the game long enough, he/she is almost guaranteed to experience some type of injury. Described below are some of the most common types of football injuries. Suggested are a few methods of treating these injuries, however, these suggestions should not substitute for a doctors diagnosis or advice!! (Any player injured in a football game is encouraged to immediately seek the advice of his/her own physician and/or trainer.)

High school football players often get minor cuts or scrapes in the course of a game (or not-so minor ones). The first thing to do when treating a cut or scrape (after putting on latex gloves) is to use direct pressure to stop the bleeding using a clean bandage. Elevating the wound will help the bleeding slow. Once the bleeding is under control, clean the wound. After the wound has been cleaned, protect it with a sterile bandage. After the wound has been covered, be sure to dispose of your gloves in an appropriate manner.

If the player gets a bloody nose, have him or her lean forward and pinch the nose shut. If the bleeding continues for more than a few minutes, seek professional medical attention.
Bruises are common on the high school football playing field. Most of the time, players continue on without much thought to the sore area. However, a bruise is a sign of internal bleeding and at times these injuries can be extensive and painful. If you notice an area swelling, becoming more painful or increasing in discoloration, here are some additional steps which can be taken until professional medical attention is sought. Be sure to protect the athlete from further injury and trauma. Have the player rest to avoid further damage. Apply ice to the injured area to reduce swelling and pain. Compressing the ice using a wrap will help keep the ice in place. Lastly, have the high school football player elevate the area, above his/her heart to prevent blood from pooling in the area.

It is always helpful to have a plan in place to deal with any type of field injury small or large. It is helpful to have a well-stocked first aid kit, knowledgeable adults trained in first aid and CPR and a medical professionals phone number close at hand. Remember if you are not comfortable treating players injury dont do it call for help! It is better to be safe than sorry!

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