Most people who train in the martial arts get injured sooner or later. We asked a medical doctor to prescribe the best course of action for the quickest recovery.
Any type of physical training can result in an injured joint or limb. Sometimes, pain and swelling occur immediately — for example, after you throw a roundhouse kick and feel your pivoting knee pop. On other occasions, the symptoms become apparent over time. An example is tennis elbow that results from too many hook punches and jabs. Whenever any kind of dojo injury happens, remembering RICE can be helpful.