Jiu-Jitsu practitioners deal with injuries, and they know how to deal with their injuries in the same way they deal with their own discipline. They face them like warriors.

Here are some tips on dealing with sports-related injuries:

Take time

Yes. A time away from training is also necessary. Is obvious. As much as you'd like to be back on the mat, you should not. The mind is ready, but the body is not. Take some time to work out a game plan.

Get professional help

Homemade remedies may even work, but a professional orientation can always do more. There are professionals who have rehabilitated athletes for years, providing the right healing therapy. It is therefore your best bet to get back as fast as possible.

Come back slowly

Do not force the bar. Yes, you are recovering. We know you want to go with everything, shine, break, but doing it that way will only bring you more damage.

Have a recovery plan

Your improvement process needs planning. Your body already has its own rhythm. Setting up a schedule for therapy sessions and being aware of what not to do can help speed things up. Have a plan on who to contact for your treatment, how long the treatment will take and how much it will cost, etc.

Give more time for high-risk injuries

High-risk injuries such as neck, leg and shoulder injuries will require more recovery time. Follow your doctor's advice. If the expert says you can not train yet, listen to him.

Stay healthy

You will gain weight. Okay. But make sure it's a "healthy weight." Stay tuned for what you eat. Being injured should not be an excuse to go with all those terrible cookies and stuff like that! Try to stick to the same diet as when you were training.

 

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