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Don't continue the training. Stop. Think about it: your body is injured and needs time to heal. If you don't give it time, it won't heal. It is MUCH better to not train for a week than to have unhealed damage which, after a few years, becomes much worse.


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First - the obvious stuff for sprains: regularly ice it do not use the joints you believe you have injured The second part gets a little tricky, because it means you have to adapt a lot of what you're training. It will, however, improve the speed of recovery and the final results. Second, the more involved aspect for sprains: After 3-4 days of initial ...


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I felt kind of down when I first fractured a metacarpal - was worried how well it would heal, but several guys at the dojo reacted along the lines of "oh yeah you too", and in the end it was a bit of a non-event - few weeks' rest and eased back into it. Six months later it was an irrelevancy. Of course, some injuries are worse than others, but my real ...


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I practice traditional japanese karate. I broke my middle finger and had to have surgery. I still practice. I practice with another karateka who is missing his entire left arm and another karateka who is missing a hand. In traditional Okinawa karate-do, having a missing or non working limb makes no difference to the practitioner. PS. My friend who is ...


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Virtually all of the martial arts use the hands in some way. Even Taekwondo, which uses mostly kicks during sparring, will use the hands to block and punch. Whereas, grappling arts use the hands to grab onto the gi or wrists or whatever. It's not uncommon in Brazilian Jiujitsu or Judo to sprain your pinky and ring fingers due to the fact that your grip ...



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