BJJ Poll: In General, How Do You Deal with Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Injuries?

by Caleb on July 10, 2010

This week’s BJJ Poll comes to us from David, one of the Mighty 600,000. He writes,

Hi Caleb,

I tore my rotator cuff last October and had subsequent surgery in December.  After a grueling rehab I am finally back on the mat. I am able to use both arms while practicing positions but I have to stuff my arm in my belt when I roll.  It’s extremely frustrating but it forced me to look at jiujitsu in another perspective and I am back on the mat. I would be interested in knowing how others have dealt with their injuries and subsequent return to the mat.

Thank you for the poll idea David!

Make sure you let us know about how you cope with a jiu-jitsu injury by voting in the poll and leaving a comment on this post!

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Dolph July 10, 2010 at 8:44 pm

None of these choices really describe how I deal with injuries. I wait until the doctor gives me the green light, and then I return to training.

In some cases, the green light comes when I’m still recovering, and I have to work around the injury while training. In other cases (such as a recent gash just below my chin that required stitches) I felt the need to wait for 100% recovery.

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