BJJ Injury Healing Times
If you are a BJJ athlete, you already know….Injuries happen. Some are worse than others, however everyone will get injured at some point. Because of this, understanding the typical BJJ Injury healing time for different severity of injury is important.
This post is mean to be a quick reference guide to showcase how long you can expect certain types of injures to heal. These are general timeframes and injuries may differ from these depending on severity.
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS):
Example; Sore legs after a squat workout.
Example; Pulled hamstring after being pulled into the splits
Grade 1: 0-2 Weeks
Grade 2: 1 Week-3 months
Grade 3: 3 Weeks-6 Months
Example; Sprained ankle after not tapping to a foot lock in time.
Grade 1: 0-3 Days
Grade 2: 3 Week-6 months
Grade 3: 5 Weeks-1 Year
Example; Achilles tendon pain developing over a few weeks of training
Tendinitis: 3 Weeks-7 Weeks
Tendonosis: 3 Months-6 Months
Partial Tear: 5 Weeks-6 Months
Example; Bone bruise or fracture after a hard fall
5 Weeks-3 Months
Joint Cartilage Repair
Example; OA of knee articular cartilage
2 Months-2 Years
Example; ACL reconstruction surgery
2 Months-2 Years
Keep in mind, these are general guidelines for BJJ injury healing times. Your injury will vary depending on the structures damaged and the severity.
Not sure how bad it is?
Make sure and get assessed by a healthcare professional familiar with your sport, common positions and mechanisms of injuries, and training requirements.
Getting an injury assessed and properly rehabbed can save you time, and further injury in the future.
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