Recent research indicates that brain temperature plays a significant role in the degree of brain injury due to a head injury. The higher the temperature the greater the brain injury. Brain temperature is affected by the environmental temperature and the intensity of physical activity. Most contact sports involve high levels of physical activity which elevate core and therefore brain temperature. Contact sports like ice and field hockey. rugby, football, gridiron, boxing and MMA have the inherent danger of head injury. Future research will look at mechanisms of cooling the brain during the sport and even after the injury has taken place.
Dr Allen Busch has a special interest in sports and musculoskeletal injuries and is equally experienced in managing all general and family practice conditions, including minor procedures.
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Dubai Physiotherapy and Family Medicine Clinic
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