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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Mojorisin99, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Mojorisin99

    Mojorisin99 Green Belt

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    Sometimes when I am working on the mat I get callouses and warts on my feet. It's not really a big deal but can be a nuisance because they don't seem to go away. Do you guys have any ideas on how to treat them?
     
  2. Brandinho

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    Warts I am not sure about. Callouses are normal because of the abuse they take. Try moleskin or taping them for workouts. If not, let nature take their course. Eventually they will build a tolerance.
     
  3. RedAger

    RedAger Amateur Fighter

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    the warts might be from the lack of cleanliness on the mats. callouses are very normal
     
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    CoutureFan16 Purple Belt

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    I dont get callouses, just burns, and that only happens when I shoot and drag my back foot. Ive cut down on my shooting becasue of this, and when I do shoot I make sure as shit not to drag the foot because it literally burns like hell, and bleeds too. Not fun.
     
  5. I have some callouses on one of my hands and feet. I'm treating them with some kinda liquid thing. Just go to the pharmacy and look.
     
  6. DeltaSigChi4

    DeltaSigChi4 Banned Banned

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    I get warts on my knees and they don't go away. One knee is alot worse than the other (maybe I favor that one) - and I tried the little round discs (7$ or so) that they sell at the pharmacy and they don't work. I tried the freezing kit they sell at pharmacies (20$ or so I think), and that shit doesn't work at all. I would just go to medical and them done but it's such a hassle that I haven't yet. I'm going to make an appointment tomorrow - thanks for making this thread and reminding me how much money I've wasted already.

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  7. Bmonk**

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    I have callouses on my palms from weight lifting, on the tips of my fingers and front knuckles from Judo and some on my feet too.

    Callouses are normal.

    I don't know about warts though. Clean the mats after use. You don't want ring worm.
     
  8. jpark4

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    taped the calloused areas during practice if you want them to go away but i can't help you on the warts problem.
    -Jon
     
  9. jpark4

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    Perhaps a dermatologist?
    -Jon
     
  10. Dedicado

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    For the guy whose foot bleeds: Wear a sock over top of some bandages (blister kits are best). No shit. You slip a lot more, but you'll get used to it, and, when you heal you'll have better balance.

    As for callouses, they are what make men manly. My girl rubs baby oil on the bottoms of her feet after she uses a 'pumice' on the callous- I guess it's like a rough stone or some sh!t like that. But, be a man! Unless you are a lady, in which case- wax dem skins, girl!

    Warts, hmm...dirty mats maybe? Always wipe down the mats with a germ killing cleanser after rolling, make sure it won't peel the paint of them tho'.
     
  11. Mojorisin99

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    Yup Ive been using both the disks and the freezing kit and it hasn't worked. I'm actually not sure if they are warts or callouses. When I was younger I had warts on my feet and had to get them frozen off and never had a problem up until I started Judo. It could be a callous, I don't know how to tell them apart.
     
  12. ladydank

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    go to a podatrist and get your warts lasered off.

    at home treatments do not work.

    to prevent warts from coming back, make sure your feet are dry most of the time. change your socks 3x a day and put a bit of gold bond powder on 'em. warts thrive in moist environments.
     
  13. Balto

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    If you train in bare feet, you are almost guaranteed to get warts on your feet eventually.

    Unlike ringworm, plantar warts are very hard to prevent. Ringworm is a fungus that can be easily killed by bleach and other mat cleaning solutions. Warts are a virus that is harder to kill. Also, if a training partner gets ringworm, he can just stay off the mat for a week or two until the ringworm is gone. If a training partner has warts, the virus will never be gone. It is always contagious at least a little. It's not really fair to ban someone from BJJ for life just because he walked around the pool in barefeet when he was little and got warts or something.

    Honestly, I don't think warts on your feet are that big of a deal because almost everyone gets them eventually even if they don't train. They also usually go away after you first get them and come back less frequently and a lot smaller.

    However, if you are truly adamant about preventing warts, you need to make everyone wear wrestling shoes. That is the only thing that will stop it.
     
  14. muerteverde

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    This is for Delta nd the other guy who already mentioned having warts. Go to a doc and get them taken care of before it gets serious. Especially the knees. Why do I say this? When my mom was younger she got a wart on her knee and though it wasn't huge ont he surface, it has roots that spread very deeply and infested her entire knee joint inside and out and her leg and had to ahve major surgery and they had to dig it out from all over inside her knee. Not pleasant at all.

    I used to get warts from swimming lessons when I was a kid and later from swim team. Good advice about the keeping the feet dry part, but sometimes it is just hard to avoid, such as when you are wlking on nasty pool surfaces or showering in public showers (sandals sandals sandals). The home remedies worked a couple times for me, but I had to catch it early and do the treatment, basically a concentrated liquit form of aspirin (don't think I can spell acidacalacyllic acid, but that is what it is). When it didn't work I went tot he doc and he cut them out with a scalpal and then used electricity (like an arc welder, same concept) to burn the wound shut). The burning flesh smell is really gross and having them inject painkillers, cut the foot, then use a sharpened surgical spoon to remove the wart hurts, but it is gone imedietly and does not come back. Thgose freexing treatments and even the lazers can take forever, not work and have it just grow back.
     
  15. DeltaSigChi4

    DeltaSigChi4 Banned Banned

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    Muerteverde ... acabas de decirme exactmente lo que necesitaba pero no queria escuchar.

    My left knee (the one that is the worst) has been in constant pain for quite awhile now, and I just thought it was some damage from a nasty kneebar that I got put in while training. If you are right though - this will be very detrimental to my career because I can't be having any type of surgery at this time.

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  16. Bmonk**

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    Damn.

    I will keep that in mind from now on.
     
  17. El Gato

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    Clean the matts after class and wash your hands and feet with a antimicrobial soap when you get home .....If you watch A Day of Zen with Sperry , you will notice after working out he has a guy lather him up with a antimicrobial soap so as to stop warts , ringworm , etc , etc . Heat + moisture = some nasty skin contions .
     
  18. jkuhlmann

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    warts will usually have a little red dot or two on them, even when small. you can identify them early that way. the home freezing kit works if they are just surfacing.

    i have a harder time identifying ring worm in the early stages.......any tips?
     

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