I hurt mah fingah

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  1. farrellesque**

    farrellesque** Banned Banned

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    I was rolling yesterday and during a scramble my sparring partner came down with his knee on my index finger. It hurt, but I didn't think too much of it at the time and finished the roll and several more before class ended. When I got home though, my finger was throbbing quite a bit and as of this morning has swollen up a bit. I can stretch the finger our or bend it.

    Does anyone have any tips that might help me get the swelling down so I can go to class tomorrow without being incapacitated? Will freezing help? Compression? I'm a little clueless.

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  2. Jomma

    Jomma White Belt

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    ice is about all you can do...then tape it to your near finger for stabliity....you might just drill tomorrow and take a day off of rolling....
     
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    pittfrog Blue Belt

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    first 48 hours after injury:
    R.I.C.E.
    Rest
    Ice
    Compression
    Elevation
    and vitamen I, otherwise known as ibuprofen
     
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    farrellesque** Banned Banned

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    How should I compress the finger?
     
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    djsoma Yellow Belt

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    Ice it, keep it elevated and buddy tape it the closest finger. I broke 2 toes on Friday after dragging them across the mat, kind of sucks.
     
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    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    Sports wrap, tight gauze and tape, finger splint and lots of tape. I prefer to just take medical or athletic tape and tape it up.
     
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    farrellesque** Banned Banned

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    Thanks, I will try that.
     
  9. Mr. Switch

    Mr. Switch TALLY HO!

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    EDIT: sorry- this wasn't the most helpful post ever but it WAS true- so we're half way there.
     
  10. BJJ-guy

    BJJ-guy Blue Belt

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    as everyone said, ice and rest.

    Had the same thing, knee came down and smashed my thumb. The bone usually gets badly bruised which hurts like a mofo and takes a while to get back to 100%.

    nothing major, just an uncomfortable and annoying injury that will re-flare up often when training
     

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