Every year thousands of paintball enthusiasts suffer severe injuries during paintball matches. According to statistics 8 million American participate in paintball matches yearly leading to more than 21,000 injuries. How Paintball Work: Paintball guns work by the use of compressed air to fire the paint ball projectile. Thrust is provided in three ways
Some of the most common paintball injuries are as follows:
Traumatic Eye Injury – Partial or Complete Blindness: Due to the high velocity of a paintball, paintballers are advised to wear protective facial masks. However in many instances such protection fails leading to serious eye injuries. Trauma caused by sudden force or compression to the eye can cause prolonged injuries. Sudden injuries can cause what is known as an indentation around the globe of the eye that happens immediately upon contact. Persons who suffer blunt force trauma to the eye will be unable to produce clear images which can cause cataracts resulting from lack of light to the back of the eye.
Brain Injury from Traumatic Head Impact: Brain injuries can result from falls and blunt force strikes to the head. The most common brain injuries include concussions, brain hemorrhaging, oxygen depletion, skull fractures and post traumatic head ache syndrome.
Fractured Ribs: Rib fractures are common in many sport activities. Common symptoms of fractured ribs include. Change in the shape of your chest, rib bones cutting through the skin, difficulty breathing, compressed and painful breathing, and general weakness.
Knee and Ligament injuries: Common Knee and ligament injuries include, Torn Ligament Ruptured Tendons, MCL Injuries, ACL Injuries Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Torn Meniscus Injury, and Fracture Other Paintball injuries:
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