How To Recover From An Accidental Strike To The Balls in Jiu-Jitsu

How To Recover From An Accidental Strike To The Balls in Jiu-Jitsu

In Grappling, you are less prone to get hit in the family jewels than in striking but the risk still exists.

Under IBJJF rules, you cannot wear a cup. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear a cup in training, but most people don’t.

How does one recover from this intense pain that usually lasts for about 15 minutes to an hour? What should you do when this happens?

1. Lay back with your feet up against a wall.

Lying down will restore oxygen to the brain.

2. Pee

3. Jump on your heels

4. Gently support the testicles with supportive underwear.

5. Massage the testicles and apply ice packs to the area.

Dr. Harry Fisch, MD Urology states:

If you have the unfortunate luck of sustaining a blow to your testicles, you should use some kind of scrotal support (i.e. jock strap) and apply ice packs to the groin as quickly as possible to reduce swelling; reapply every 3-4 hours afterwards for the first 12 hours or so. An anti-inflammatory pain medicine (i.e. ibuprofen) may be helpful.

If swelling or tenderness are not reduced within 24 hours, or if you pass blood in your urine, see a doctor. If a blood vessel is leaking, it may need to be surgically repaired. Blood in the scrotum, or distended veins in the scrotum, can raise the temperature of the testicles and reduce, or stop, the production of sperm. This is definitely not a part of the body you want to take chances with!

We can´t a avoid some accidental hit in the genital area ,but we can use old school Judo Kuatsu Waza in order to help recovering. Don’t apply recovery techniques without proper training:

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