Are knee injuries common to BJJ?
Well, my knee's are about shot. It even hurts to get out of bed every morning and has for about 3 years.
I've seen a few doctors and they pretty much all say the same thing, too much wear and tear too often. They're almost always swollen and most of the time sound like a mega sized bowl of rice crispies whenever I stretch. Yeah, i tried to be more careful but I'm not fooling anyone, I'm a clumsy fucker. I don't want surgery, because honestly everyone I've ever known to have knee surgery has spent the rest of their life as bad off as they were before surgery, and I don't want to sit at the house like a wuss.
So my question here is this, what are common injuries to BJJ? It doesn't seem like it would be so hard on the knee's as judo is. I'm thinking about switching over because I don't want to be fucking crippled before I get out of my 30's.
Any input on the subject would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.