Cat Zingano IG Post - We can recover.
I can say that over the 25+ years of competing in combat sports, my knees have...
- Posted by newboy on Sep 28, 2021
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We can recover.
I can say that over the 25+ years of competing in combat sports, my knees have visually taken the biggest beating.
Every cage fight, the canvas rips off at least a couple layers of skin. If I take a few weeks off from the BJJ or wrestling mat and my skin loses calluses, it’s the same story(as pictured).
Although mostly superficial injuries, I’ve definitely wrecked myself and today I want to show our bodies some love for healing.
Back when I was 17 years old, I had a thumb that frequently dislocated in wrestling matches. It was decided that it needed surgery and got a temporary 5’ pin put through my hand to stabilize while the ligaments healed. The athletic trainer was able to make me a brace to protect it that allowed me to still compete in matches. When the pin was removed, I kept it.
Later that year, I had bursitis on my left knee, which is fluid that looks squishy like a water bed and hurts like hell when full.
Being that it was common to drain our own cauli...