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Troubles From Training – Foot Infections

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Troubles From Training – Foot Infections

Training Muay Thai is tough on the feet, despite the fact we land kicks with our shins. The constant movement, pivoting and footwork generates friction which can result in blisters, sprains and cuts. Meanwhile, the contact with pads and people can bruise feet, sprain ankles and even fracture bones. Over time, the skin on the soles of your feet will toughen, making blisters less likely and the instep and top of your foot will become conditioned as to not be damaged when making contact. However, the threat of feet infections is constant, irrespective of experience and conditioning.     Hygiene...

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Breaking Yourself In – 8 Common Muay Thai Injuries

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Breaking Yourself In – 8 Common Muay Thai Injuries

  Training Muay Thai is as physically and mentally rewarding as it is tough on the body and mind. Being a contact sport, you’re regularly striking pads, people or bags and therefore exposing yourself to causing damage to yourself and others. This, coupled with the fact training is intensive and demands full-body engagement, makes injuries common.     Before we get into the list, here’s a quick note on two of the most common injuries: strains and sprains. While the pain and symptoms are similar, the key difference is that sprains are the over-stretching or tearing of ligaments, while strains...

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