HOW DO I HELP RELIEVE KNEE PAIN RELATED TO BRAZILIAN JUI JITSU?
Knee injuries are fairly common in grappling martial arts. The goal is to place your opponent in joint locks, thus your knees are highly susceptible to injury, sprains and damage to the cartilage. Common movements that cause injury include faulty take downs or joint locks (kneebar, heelhook or toehold). Many Brazilian Jui Jitsu athletes suffer ACL and meniscus injuries.
Bauerfeind’s high-quality knee supports or braces with medical-grade compression target the pain symptoms and instabilities associated with Brazilian Jui Jitsu. The gentle fabric is comfortable and flexible, allowing you to perform without any restrictions to movement. A good knee brace for Jiu Jitsu includes the GenuTrain P3; an advanced brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap (and ideal for sports).
HOW TO HELP MINIMISE OR MANAGE KNEE PAIN IN JIU JITSU?
- Physical therapy. Strengthening exercises prescribed from your physiotherapist or exercise physiologist help to build muscles around the knee, easing the load on the joints and reducing pain.
- Stretching. Lessen stiffness and reduce pain through stretching exercises, focusing on the hips.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful for pain management.
- Support and brace. A Bauerfeind brace offers enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression, which targets specific joints and relieves pain.
Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.
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