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Gi-Burn-Be-Gone A Jiu-Jitsu Healing Tip

Even the best black belts get gi burns.  The neck is the usual place to find them.  A good cross choke always seems to leave me a beauty or two.  They don’t cause a lot of pain, just discomfort.  Especially because they aren’t confined to the neck.  Lets just say you never know where you might end up with one after a intense roll.  I have posted a story in BJJ Freak Injuries about my instructor getting one under his eye lid.  You know how some times a paper cut can hurt worse then a deep cut?  That is how gi burns bother me.  I had to find a way to speed there healing.  Especially the ones where clothing might rub, like the collar of your shirt.  I experimented around, with different burns and over the counter creams.  I had a ample supply of gi burns and tried a number of remedies for them over time.  When all was said and done I found that Hydrocortisone worked the best for me.  In most cases, when used the night before, I would wake up to find most of the redness gone and no discomfort when it was brushed or something came in contact with it.  It has become my Gi-Burn-Be-Gone.  I hope it helps you too.

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3 Responses to “Gi-Burn-Be-Gone A Jiu-Jitsu Healing Tip”

  1. Dr. Jason, I appreciate your recommendation. The best solution to avoid gi burn, however, is to shed the damn thing and roll nogi!!! haha

  2. You get rid of that muumuu you call a Jiu-Jitsu gi and then we can talk. Get a real gi to roll in. 🙂 Oh and thanks for the honorary “Dr.”.

  3. […] The nylon fabric the dummy is made of isn’t slick.  In fact if you are doing nogi you should wear a long sleeve rash guard.  If you don’t you will soon feel like you have gi burn. […]