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Posted: 2010-10-18 16:59:15
padman / instructor injuries ?

we suffer too .........

also what are the long term effects on regular heavy pad sessions for the padman
Posted: 2010-10-18 17:57:11
not just padmen, padwomen too haha! my arms are in a constant state of suffering. i know there are ways of holding the pads for the big lads that helps a bit but it still puts alot of strain on the forearms especially! i always got huge bruises up and down my forearms!
i wonder how the tiny thai's do it day in day out non-stop for big westerners :(
Posted: 2010-10-18 18:10:01
...may bad ..... pad people lol
Mick Crossland
Posted: 2010-10-19 03:44:23
Ive had worse swelling and bruises on the forearms from holding the pads than i have on my shins from kicking.

Can't holding the focus mitts damage your hands too? Billy Graham used to have problems and I remember Brendan Ingle being the same. Pain and inflammation from what ive read. Could this not cause arthiritis?

I do know one plonker that totally missed the pad and elbowed a pad man in the face!! Not many people are that rubbish tho!! LMAO
adam hanuman
Posted: 2010-10-19 07:54:52
I have seen plenty of spinning elbows miss the pads! Quality!
Posted: 2010-10-19 14:26:27
I've seen a padman in Thailand get a broken nose from a kick straight to his face.
Craig Hanuman
Posted: 2010-10-19 18:14:20
I knocked my own tooth out with my own knee holding pads...dont ask !!!
Posted: 2010-10-19 21:44:09
If all goes well with the fighter injury dissertation, I'm working on surveying injuries to padmen as well. Cool thread to get the anecdotal evidence out there. My worst injuries have been getting wrenched in clinch & knee by much bigger guys with leverage. Crank so hard at times, tearing upper back and neck muscles to the point I struggled to roll out of bed the next day.
Brian Ritchie
Posted: 2010-10-20 05:44:58
I was holding pads once with a beginner and he (without intending to) did a change-up kick that went over the pad and landed right on my jaw. I didn't know he had that much flexibility (neither did he) and I was holding the pads pretty loose.

Posted: 2010-10-20 07:03:57
One time I was holding pads for someone when we were practising knees. Somehow he missed the pads and kneed me so hard in the groin that it dented my steel box. It protected the important bits but I still got a bit of a bruise where the box tapers to a point between the legs.
robin shepherd
Posted: 2010-10-20 13:56:46
a fighter threw a knee and it slid over the belly pad landing square in my sturnum, heard a crack ... straight to hospital with fracture :(
Posted: 2010-10-21 14:12:50
cheers for imput .... apart from mick ! what can i say i had an off day, but hey shim can take a good elbow to the jaw ;)

Posted: 2010-10-22 02:51:20
I have some damage to the tendons in my Rt palm. May or may not be from holding pads. Have come away from trainings and find I can't hold my little finger and the one next to it straght. Have to brace and tape them for a few days to come right. Don't feel anything,no pain just notice it when I go ta pick something up or poke myself in the eye when washing my face
matthew castle
Posted: 2010-10-22 07:58:56
being a big guy helps with everybody up to aboiut 100 kg not problem as kicks down hurt as talking shock out of shots but bigger guys tend to leave a bit of pain next day.

find the only trouble holding pads is for the beginners as they seeem to miss pads or hit the wrong ones .
Posted: 2010-10-22 15:55:12
it aint just big lads though, some people just have really strong kicks or really sharp shins! a bloke at our gym got legs that manhandle my arms every time i hold pads for him. he has the skinniest small legs ever but kicks like a mule and his shins feel like razors through the pads. no joke, i cant hold pads for him sometimes, i have to psych myself up for it!
Posted: 2010-10-23 03:22:59
seen quite a few black eyes in beginner clases while holding pads for bandais. you explain to them to hold pad firmly and to push against the kick. obv dont listen because just end up punching themselves in face.
Karl Hanson
Posted: 2010-11-17 07:58:11
i once held the pads for my instructor and i held for a knee. he starte laughing at something and lost concentration and totally missed the pad. need i say more ? my dad had to carry me outside to get some fresh air cos i couldnt breathe lol. my instructor doesnt like thai pads so his elbows hurt. ps, i was only 13 lol
paul pearson
Posted: 2010-11-20 17:17:48
Long term its wrists,elbows and shulders that can suffer,Ive got them all!:)
Posted: 2010-12-09 04:35:42
i have a massive bruise on my left arm where my right hand kept smacking it from knees
Martin Stobbs
Posted: 2011-05-15 18:12:49
Had nose broken when holding thai pads and beginner practisting knnes in the clich, knee'd up instead of out!!! Coach fc now, so generally speaking get a lot of tendon pain in hands/elbows and muscle cramps in forearms after heavy sessions of sometimes up to an hour constant padwork.
Steve East
Posted: 2011-08-04 15:55:39
At the minute i have Olecranon Bursitis , which in ordinary talk is a golf ball stuck on the end of my right elbow ! the bursa i swollen from the impact of holding the pads , apparently ive got to have it drained but am waiting for around 3 months for it , have rested it for some time but getting a bit frustrated now , ive tried changing the way i hold the pads and even tried different types of pads . any advice would be appreciatted (apart from cut me arm off ! )

Posted: 2011-08-04 16:47:30
Postadam hanuman
Posted: 2010-10-19 07:54:52
I have seen plenty of spinning elbows miss the pads! Quality!

Craig Hanuman
Posted: 2010-10-19 18:14:20
I knocked my own tooth out with my own knee holding pads...dont ask !!!

Posted: 2010-10-22 02:51:20
I have some damage to the tendons in my Rt palm. May or may not be from holding pads.

Hahahaha quality posts!!
adrian abdulla
Posted: 2011-08-06 14:53:21
I've got tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) it affects the outside of your elbow bone.

Tennis elbow develops when the tendon that joins the muscles of your forearm to your upper arm bone (the humerus) tears or becomes inflamed.

I am sure its from holding focus mits, its and the recoil from some one hitting them.

Hope fully it should clear its self up, but it aint half painful.
Donald Boswell
Posted: 2011-08-08 20:54:13
I am around 70 kg. When holding for hours a day the heavy boys can extract a price. Elbows and the chest from knees can be the worst. Over 220 lbs I am not much for the knees anymore, get someone bigger to do it and just coach.
Posted: 2011-09-12 03:32:40
golfers elbow , inside the elbow where there arm is pushed bac from the guard position past your shoulder, all from holding pads n sparring quicker younger students lol
Posted: 2011-09-30 06:18:29
Scar tissue built up on both wrists and tennis elbow (whatever you call it) and torn both sides of the trapizium muscles on my back, bodies in bits ;-)
Amir Subasic
Posted: 2011-10-07 04:22:38
knots in your back (thanks GOD for Sports Therapist), sore joints etcetc.

I actually started getting New Thai and Boxing Pads every 3-4 months, as soon as they start getting soft New one are ordered :-)
Posted: 2011-10-07 07:44:25
im after some new focus mitts but the big thick ones with wrist support etc as of next week i have to pad wearing an elbow brace on both arms, wrist supports on both hands plus tublar grip one my left forearm....i'm gunna look like a right twat but its gotta be done or i'm out of a job teaching. Love padding the fighters, getting a good rapor with them and them knowing what you want from them and looking slick on the pads. I find it's the newbies that hurt me the most or the clumsy fuckers catching the top - side - bottom of the pad!! I'm telling you now if it was a hairy minge and they'd had ten pints they wouldn't miss it!
Posted: 2011-10-31 14:06:58
If you don't bend your knees, you will feel pain in your Back as well. (This statement is for Taller people who hold for Pro MMA and MT fighters).
Singto Muay
Posted: 2011-11-02 20:39:36
Frozen Shoulder, Dislocated fingers, broken toes, golfers elbow, and to many more... lol, luv it!
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