MMA Anyone else fuck up their ankle from submissions?

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  1. Sammo

    Sammo New Member

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    Last year I was in a small tournament and I think some new guy might have tried a twisting ankle lock. I felt fine until I was leaving, but later in the day it felt like my ankle had been sprained. I didn't see the doctor then because I didn't think I needed to, but looking back I should have gotten some crutches to walk on. I fell in a hole a couple months later and then I had to see the doctor and do physio, it feels normal but it still doesn't look the same :hs:

    cliffs: heel hooks FTL
     
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    my instructor also told me they don't allow twisting ankle/lower leg submissions in tournaments in Canada due to the danger of permanent damage, I'm not sure how it is at Grappler's Quest, etc :dunno:
     
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    I'm pretty sure heel hooks are fine at tourneys like Grapplers Quest. I know what you mean though, it's a dangerous submission. When I get it on kids in practice I just make sure I have it in tight and instead of cranking on it I just tell whoever I'm rolling with that I have it in. It's just one of those submissions you won't really feel until it's too late.
     
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    i thought naga allowed straights and neck cranks for nogi.

    When you get heelhooked and toeheld, usually is it the ankle or knee to go first?
     
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    Not me, but I fucked up my knee playing baseball this weekend. :o

    We're usually very careful with leglocks. My instructor loves teaching leglocks, heelhooks, kneebars, calf crushers, etc... so we do them. We are just very careful in training but especially in sparring.
     
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    It's often the ligaments that hold the knee together that get torn. I've had them sprained a few times in toe holds so now I don't allow anyone to crank a leg lock on me.
     
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    i didn't think toe holds were such a big deal but now yeah i bunch them in the same category as heel hooks
     

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