Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo practitioners typically won’t let even a major finger injury prevent them from training. Whether it’s gi or no-gi, BJJ and Judo mangle the fingers and their joints. Understanding common finger injuries and how they occur provides valuable insight on prevention and support post-injury.
The BJJ and Judo fighter typically won’t compromise efficiency or mobility for the protection of a finger but these injuries can become quite severe. In today’s world, a martial artist who acquires a finger injury not only suffers time off of training but is also affected in numerous areas of life such as using a computer and other day-to-day tasks.
Today with the progress of wearable technology, Grappz™ finger support athletic gloves, solve the problem that athletic tape could not. These BJJ gloves / Judo gloves offer optimal finger support without compromising mobility and they’re as efficient as wearing a rashguard. Unlike tape, the 4-way stretch fabric has elasticity allowing your fingers to fully retract and extend while still tightly conjoining or ‘buddy taping’ those 2 fingers together as a splint. Grappz™ will never slip off in training or leave a sticky residue but they’re easy to put on so there’s no wasted time.
You can wash them with your gi or rashguard and wear them for the next roll. This sports glove can be used both preventively or post-injury as a finger brace but they’re not just for finger support, they also create finger synergy, helping increase grip strength. The grappling glove’s tight support also provides healing benefits to the joints in your fingers through micro-circulation. Below are the 5 most common finger injuries in BJJ and the long-term effects they cause to the fingers.
Injury: Bone Fracture or Break
Injury: Finger Dislocation
Injury: Finger Sprain/Hyperextension
Injury: Jersey Finger
Injury: Boutonnière Deformity
THE LONG TERM AFFECTS OF SOME OR ALL OF THESE FINGER INJURIES: