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Injury Management Posts

The nature of the traumatic injury challenges an individual’s coping process and road to recovery. Ultimately, coping styles are developed based on the individual’s circumstances, which in-turn can impact the rate of recovery. Our Combat Arts Injury Recovery Posts section was created to centralize the writing our Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Pamela Fernandes, to help our educate our readers on the treatment and recovery to enhance their coping process.

By Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  13 March 2021 Neck injuries are an unfortunate possibility in the dojo.  Especially in certain martial arts like jujitsu, judo, and mixed martial arts because ...

By Dr. Pamela Fernandes  | 24 February 2021 Lung and chest injuries are rare during martial arts but when they do occur, they make the news. Rory Markham’s fight against ...

By Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  15 February 2021   It was shocking to watch the recent fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. Even more surprising to realize that a calf ...

Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  3 February 2021 What is the common thing that Khabib Nurmagomedov, Demetrious Johnson, and Aljamain Sterling have? Yup. Sports hernia. Because none of us humans have ...

Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  2 February 2021 It’s not uncommon to encounter athletes of martial arts with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In many martial arts, hand techniques or using wrists ...

By  Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  25 January 2021 Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition that occurs when the tendons of the elbow experience inflammation due to overuse. In ...

By Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  21 January 2021 No pain, no glory is the philosophy in the dojo. However, injuries are bound to happen while training. You might have heard ...

By Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  16 January 2021   MMA athletes are prone to head trauma. Since concussions have no immediate side effects, most athletes continue to play despite the bumps ...

By Dr. Pamela Fernandes  | 14 December 2020   The most visible part of you as you practice martial arts is your feet. And having ugly feet can be a major ...

By Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  13 November 2020   Knee injuries got your attention! We don’t blame you for looking. They are fairly common among martial artists. MMA artist Derrick Lewis ...

By Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  24 October 2020   If you head off to martial arts forums online, there is always a question about cauliflower ears. From the newbies who want ...

By Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  3 October 2020   If you’ve been training in martial arts, there’s a big chance that you will sustain injuries. That’s a given. Different martial arts ...

By Dr. Pamela Fernandes  |  12 October 2020   You know the drill. You train, you spar, you get injured. Then what? Do you sit still and do nothing? No. You ...

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