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    Teh toe!!!

    My most common and annoying injury is sprained toes. I swear to god I have sprained my left big toe at least 12 times. Each time it seems easier to injure.

    Once again I sprained my big toe. To the point that the area alongside my big toe and the top of my foot is purple. It's so awesome.

    Its the kind of injury that doesn't take you out of commission. It just hinders your training. You constantly 'hurt' it. You are constantly reminded of it. You have to baby it. You can't do this. You can't do that. Everyone steps on THAT toe.

    yes yes yes. I know your answer, wear wrestling shoes. Well I do BJJ and we cant compete with them so training with them especially while doing Judo standup is a nonono. I may have to wear them for a few weeks now though. Sucks. Also I have my own theory that wrestling shoes + wrestling mat = more knee injuries because you cant pivot very well and the transference goes right to the knee.

    Ahhh well. Screw it. Gotta keep trainin anyway.

    Here's to you guys who have chronic toe injuries. Lets all have a good cry and let it out.

    :llorar:

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    My toes are especially long, so I empathize. They are always slightly sprained. Oh and today, one of my toenails is slightly ingrown.

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    In football they suffer from "turf toe", a constant spraining of the little toe.
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    Amputate the toe.

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    What's the worst is when you wake up in the morning and you step out onto a cold floor and get that cramp right between your toes that stays for like a full minute till it dies down then goes away. I always get those whenever waking up or sometimes when I'm swimming.

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    My toe exercises I do whereever. (Massive sprain on my big right toe a while back)

    Wearing shoes, in line, in class, at the comp.

    Toes raises/wiggles, press against top and bottom of shoes for resistance.
    Doing now, toe raises lifting up the foot using weight of foot a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yrkoon9

    Here's to you guys who have chronic toe injuries. Lets all have a good cry and let it out.

    :llorar:
    I have to wear wrestling shoes to avoid this. Tried training without them last week for teh first time in a long time and viola... sprained my big toe!

    So... I hear ya brotha!

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    Yrkoon9, is it in gi BJJ competitions that you can't wear footgear? I've only competed (once) in no-gi and I swear I saw some people wearing foot gear, and am pretty sure it wasn't called submission wrestling (ie saw no slams being attempted)...

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    i sprained my big toe over 6 months ago while rolling barefoot. it really fucked up my training, and hurt like hell. now i wear shoes (martial art shoes, wrestling shoes or ugs depending on the surface i am working out on.)

    generally you can wear wrestling shoes in the no-gi division at tournaments.

    i have heard (not verified) that some places will let you wear sambo shoes or ugs (ultimate grappling shoes) in gi divisions.

    http://www.rmax.tv/ugs.html

    i like the ugs myself, but they don't work on hard floors (no traction), only on mats. and even on some mats the soles can be a bit slick. wrestling and tri-fold mats were fine, but on the jigsaw puzzle mats we have, they were not good. maybe that will change when the mats are a bit older. i noticed that it wasn't too bad on the older ones.
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    I have broken both of my big toes, in the joint( from Basketball many years back). The left one sprains or dislocates frequently even with shoes on. I can't even flex my toes to use the ball of my foot foor kicking well, and toe kicks are very rare, However I've learned to get by unless its really hurting. (Even kicking a heavy bag sometines causes problems). Foootwork is a must and sometimes ibuprofen. One time I had to take 800 mgs 3 times a day for a few weeks for a totator injury and my toes felt like they were brand new. Then the prescription ran out and I was hobbling around. So if your going to compete I would recomend Ibuprofen and tape on tourney day. And light workouts the few days prior to build up some strength and saving your toes for when you need them.
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