Head injuries can take a number of forms. They can range in severity from a minor bump on the scalp to internal bleeding that can prove fatal. A single severe blow can damage the scalp, skull, and brain at the same time. Head injuries can be either open and bleeding, or non-penetrating but still serious.
If you spend time outside in spring, summer or early fall, sooner or later you will pick up ticks in their various stages or get bitten by flies or mosquitos, all of which can carry a range of different microbes. Several of these are associated with Lyme disease.
Whether you've had to take time off due to injury or are simply trying to get back into your chosen sport after a hiatus, it can be hard to get back on the horse. Athletes of all ages and builds know that getting back into the swing of training and picking up where their fitness left off is difficult, if not impossible. Learn how to recover after an injury or long hiatus.