As an athlete at any level, you expect to play a physical sport, possibly resulting in collisions and injuries. It’s just the name of the game. However, not all athletes or spectators understand the repercussions that can stem from collisions. While most facilities have standard protective equipment installed, not all have the most up-to-date equipment, which is great at reducing injuries. Here, our experts at Fieldwallpads.com will go over what can happen to an athlete during a collision.
Effects On The Body
The most common injury people think of when it comes to sports collisions is concussions. While concussions are a prevalent, dangerous injury, many other injuries can stem from violent collisions, such as strains, sprains, breaks, and more. Unfortunately, many athletes try to rush their recovery from various injuries, oftentimes resulting in a worse injury or another injury on top of the one they already suffered. Though wall pads cannot prevent every injury, they go a long way in reducing injuries and their severity.
● Brain Trauma: In a collision, the brain can detach from the inner skull, otherwise known as a concussion. Sometimes, more severe skull fractures or bleeds can occur and go undetected.
● Vertebrae and Cartilage: If an athlete collides with a wall at a bad angle, they can damage vertebrae and cartilage around their spine, resulting in a serious injury that can take ages to heal.
● Sprains, Strains, and Breaks: Sprains are the result of overstretching or tearing ligaments. Strains are the result of overstretching or tearing muscles and tendons. Many joints and bones can be sprained, strained, or broken as the result of a collision with an unprotected wall.
● Whiplash: The spinal ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the neck can become strained or sprained from the impact of a collision. Whiplash can damage tissue, and can take a significant amount of time to heal.
What We Do To Protect You
Through years of research, it has been found that hitting a wall pad in a collision is easier on the body than hitting a bare wall, and reduces the chance of injury. Our wall pads are made with polyurethane foam, which is a sponge-like substance that absorbs energy and impact, thus protecting the athlete.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about our products and how we can help you protect your athletes and fans, give us a call at 800-257-6406, or message us on our contact page.