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I received a strong blow to the shin sparring, and the subsequent bruise and knot/swelling followed.

I put ice on it the first two days and then tried the towel/hot water method that Silvye shows in her video.

It felt good, the problem is that after the second time I did it I ended up with scratchings on my skin from the towel (I have very thin skin, it sucks) so now I don't know what to do.

My trainer, the old one, told me to freeze a glass water bottle and then roll my shin with it.

I could also try the stick method.

I am confused 😉

 

What do you use to treat your shins?

Do you have any suggestion for sensitive skin?

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I received a strong blow to the shin sparring, and the subsequent bruise and knot/swelling followed.

I put ice on it the first two days and then tried the towel/hot water method that Silvye shows in her video.

It felt good, the problem is that after the second time I did it I ended up with scratchings on my skin from the towel (I have very thin skin, it sucks) so now I don't know what to do.

My trainer, the old one, told me to freeze a glass water bottle and then roll my shin with it.

I could also try the stick method.

I am confused ;)

 

What do you use to treat your shins?

Do you have any suggestion for sensitive skin?

 

Hopefully Sylvie will jump on later tonight, but you don't need to use a towel at all. You can heat the area first, and then rub with your hands, then passively heat again. The heat gets everything open, the massage drains the area. Also Sylvie was showed by I think Wung that you can use a glass bottle (like your coach said) but with very warm water. But not ice. Heat does the healing after the first 24-48.

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I received a strong blow to the shin sparring, and the subsequent bruise and knot/swelling followed.

 

What do you use to treat your shins?

Do you have any suggestion for sensitive skin?

Yes, I've rubbed the skin off of my shins before and that is very painful. Filling a glass bottle with hot water and rolling it instead of using a towel can solve this. You can use the bottle to press the bump as well. There are also heat patches you can buy at pharmacies that are for back pain and period cramps. They're sticky on one side so you can adhere them to your shirt or whatever and they're supposed to stay hot for 10 hours or so. (Not Tiger Balm, not Icy Hot; there's one called Salon-Pas that's good - they make them very small as hand warmers for skiers, too.) Sometimes I'll stick one on my shin overnight and let the heat work on it for hours that way. If you have sensitive skin you might want to wrap plastic wrap around your shin and put the patch on over that, so it's not sticking directly to your skin.

Let me know how it goes. I'll keep trying to help!

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