Have you injured your hand or wrist during BJJ training? If so, the pros at Gracie can help you! We’ve put together a list of the best treatment options you can use to help reduce your healing and injury time. If you’re ready to skip the boxing classes in Raleigh NC and want to try something new, make the call to Gracie Raleigh. If you like boxing then you’ll love our MMA and muay thai classes. Plus, we also have the top BJJ program in the Triangle. Call today and get started with your free class!
How to Treat Your Injured Hand or Wrist
Rest – Ice – Elevate
Resting, icing, and elevating, otherwise known as the R.I.E. method, is used to treat a magnitude of sports injuries, especially those involving the hand and wrist. First, you rest your injured hand or wrist. This means stopping what you’re doing as soon as you can.
Next, you ice it down. We suggest 10 – 20 minutes on and off during the first two days of the injury. Try to use the ice at least ten times during that two day stretch. This will help keep any swelling down. Also elevate the injury above your heart to reduce swelling and inflammation.
On the third day of treatment, use wet heat treatment. By now the swelling should be over with, so using heat should be okay. This will help promote healing by increasing the blood circulation to the infected area. An increased blood flow carries more oxygen to the area which speeds up the healing process.
Also be sure to wear a brace for the next few days. A brace will support your wrist and also prevents further injury by immobilizing it.
Don’t miss the other posts in this series for more great information about hand and wrist injuries associated with BJJ.
- BJJ Hand and Wrist Injuries, An Introduction
- The Anatomy of a BJJ Hand and Wrist Injury
- More Ways to Treat Hand and Wrist Injuries
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