Can you go to the gym after a concussion?
Immediately after a concussion, you should avoid any activity that is physically demanding, including heavy housework, weight lifting, and exercise, as well as activities that require a lot of concentration, such as balancing a checkbook. These can make your symptoms worse and make your recovery period longer.
What happens if you do physical activity with a concussion?
Studies now show that complete rest lasting longer than 2 days can actually lead to worse outcomes. Moderate physical activity within the first week of a concussion, even on the first or second day, actually speeds recovery time and lessens the chances of developing post-concussion syndrome.
How many days after a concussion can you exercise?
In light of new and improved research, we now recommend light exercise as early as within 3-5 days post-injury.
How long should you avoid screens after a concussion?
A period of total rest should be observed immediately following the concussion, generally not longer than 48 hours. Gradual phasing in of screen time can follow, starting with 5-15 minutes at a time. Patients can maintain or increase electronics use as long as it does not worsen symptoms.
How long does a concussion take to heal?
In most people, symptoms occur within the first seven to 10 days and go away within three months. Sometimes, they can persist for a year or more. The goal of treatment after concussion is to effectively manage your symptoms.
Can I go for a walk with a concussion?
Activities that you could participate in include going for walks, spending some time outside, and light reading. As long as the activities you are participating in are not causing an increase in symptoms and they do not put you at risk for another concussion, they are most likely okay to do.
How long should you stay awake after a concussion?
Do not allow the athlete (or concussed individual) to sleep for at least 3 hours after the injury. May not need to wake the athlete throughout the night, but monitoring them throughout the night is prudent.
What activities are safe with a concussion?
Rest (for 1–2 days after the concussion) You can do calm activities, such as talking to family and friends, reading, drawing, or playing a quiet game. If symptoms interfere with an activity, take a break from it.