It’s not only true with the sweet science but also with any basic self-defense procedure, to hit your enemy’s nose. The nose is one of the most sensitive organs of the human body. Even the great Grizzly Bear, Asian Large Tigers, Great White Sharks are sensitive to nose hitting. If they attack you, the first procedure to defend yourself, go for their nose, but yes, you should not make up that situation, on which you will be attacked by these amazing creatures.
Boxing is a perfect way to let go of steam, take shape, or have fun. You must realize a clear truth when you head into boxing: you’re going to get harmed. It has an unlucky and sometimes inevitable adverse effect: lesions. Boxing nose cuts in particular. You would most likely be stuck in the chest. Knockouts are part of the game and the mask is such a straightforward goal. The nose is always easy to reach, particularly. This can happen more often during preparation and makes daily activities a little harder.
It is also critical that you take the right actions to avoid accidents as far as possible. To keep yourself safe from nose injuries, first, we need to know some other aspects of Nose Injuries.
1. Types Of Nose Injuries
- Nose Bleeding: That might be the least worrying thing about something that a boxer’s nose may do. With or without a breakdown, you will feel nosebleed. Any individual is regularly trauma-free, but bleeding is due to the rupture of the blood flow when an impact happens. You would treat a boxing nosebleed exactly because you would. The disorder can only occur if the bleeding never ends.
- Saddle Nose: This seems generally an aesthetic problem, but it can also be a lifetime problem, for example, because it is a job. You can, moreover, realize that simply from looking at yourself, you are suffering from this. If so, it is highly advised to see a doctor to make sure there is no more serious underlying damage. This could be an infection that has struck the mask of a fighter again and again. If a boxer is caught at the same place or attempts to block an effective catch, then a case of the saddle of your nose will go away. That is a deformity that has collapsed the core portion of the nose bridge.
- Fractures: A fracture is also an extremely recurrent nasal lesion. A fracture may be associated either with the bone or cartilage, it is viewed differently from the boxer’s nose. You can detect a broken bone immediately. You would not only feel the apparent discomfort, but your nose could appear deformed, like crooked, swelling, and bleeding. You may also have bruises not only around the nose but also around the eyes. The treatment of a nasal divide is determined by the hurt. In certain cases, all that is required is rest, swollen ice, and some pain relief.
These nose injuries are very common in boxing. Now, we need to know ways to prevent ourselves from these injuries. Let’s break them down eventually.
2. Prevention for Nose Injuries
We will be providing you with some essential tips to prevent nose injuries and let you have a great fight.
- Nose Protective Gloves: If you do have regular fitness, bag, or even combat gloves, let me tell you the best you can do to shield your hands, head, and body by converting to sparring gloves. Sparring gloves are similar visually with most gloves, but when you touch the lining, you will feel the difference. It is super gentle, which reduces the risk of a broken nose in a fight severely. Sparring gloves are somewhat different from most padding gloves since they usually have 16 oz. They are also more durable than most. The inner cushions would make a tremendous attempt to make sure that the face and nose do not get stuck after a couple of rounds.
- Head Gear: Summarily, headgear is the safest way to cover the nose and cartilage efficiently. You would have to wear a particular form of headgear if you wish to make sure that you do not damage your nose or injure it seriously. Standard headgear covers the cheeks, part of the eyebrows, and face, it doesn’t shield the nose. This was achieved by several machinery suppliers and a new headgear was finally implemented with a nose handle. The gear performs a duty that supports the cartilage and nasal bones. It does so fine a job, even if you have a broken nose it is an ideal way to stay sparing. Make sure to use the mouth-guard.
- Tucked Chin: We don’t want to pretend to cross your chest with your chin in any such means by tucking your chin. We just say subtly tilting your recovery, so your forehead is like the snapshot shield. The forehead is sound and the enemy might even smash his hand when he strikes him if he doesn’t wear his gloves. If your kid is up when boxing your odds are significantly improved. Although this also jeopardizes our nose, which can hurt it instantly through the angle of the blows. However, once your jaw is curled away, it covers not just your brain but your nose, because it is more difficult to reach.
- No Dipping Head: A strong punch we see is the rear uppercut of boxers, or send their rivals a bleeding nose. And normally this occurs if one lowers his head and the other boxer sees it and launches an uppercut to intercept his rival. We would also encourage you to attempt to slip or block the punch instead. You can also disentangle your footwork by retreating or going in an angle if, due to your strength, pace, and expertise, you do not feel comfortable exchanging with others. And the impact of the punch increases as you do so when you move your head essentially to the punch.
- Mind the Punches: You will be told at the outset that you can still hold your hands up. And that’s not especially so, but gloves keep you from having the punch while your hands are still up like in high guards by placing both hands over your eyebrows. You must look at the punches to prevent strikes or at least do not get hit clean. This helps you to block, slide, or move away from the punch. You won’t be clean in your nose like that. Your mink and your collar tighten so that some power is retained, and you won’t get so badly injured. You will have a slight chance of being knocked unconscious by a punch.
Now, these techniques are very popular among boxers across the world. So, practice them while you are sparring with your partner and perfect them.
3. Embrace the Force: Conditioned Nose
A phrase goes by like, “Prevention is better than Cure”. Of course, it is, but if your preventions don’t work at the moment, and it will fail you somehow, somewhere, then what to do? Conditioning your nose, if it can be done, like other body parts can help you with the situation.
Some minor measures are performed by boxers to “soften” their cartilage, making it more resilient and less vulnerable to damage following frequent blows. It will not protect you from a broken nose or some other related condition, so it will at least lower the odds of having it.
- Take the nose tip and you’ll stretch it and rub the bottom. The bones on the tip of your nose and the bottom consists of much weaker and more resilient cartilage. Manipulating the cartilage will lighten it a little, reducing the bone’s likelihood of cracking the nose.
- Petroleum jelly is one of the most recognizable products used when joining the area. Apply a slim petroleum jelly coating, sometimes the goal for jabs, on your forehead. This decreases the risk of cuts and fractures from punches to a slick, supple, and elastic surface. If you play in a competitive game where no head guard is permitted, but the facial injury can also occur during sparring, it is most important.
- Another way to avoid nasal bleeding is to ensure moisturization of the nose since the dry nasal cavity is more vulnerable to bleeding. When it’s dry, the skin is brittler in the nasal cavity and more likely to cause nasal bleeding. Before the show and preparation, the fighter should use steam inhalation, saline nasal drops, or other normal nasal-sprays to reduce the likelihood of a nose bleeding if it is stung in the nose.
4. Treat Your Injured Nose
Even after abiding by all these procedures, you still have a bloody nose or fractured one. Then go through the below-mentioned procedures. This will help you very much with your Injured Nose.
- Apply Ice: If your nose is broken, you have to use some ice first. This can first boost the injury’s discomfort quickly but then helps reduce the swelling and gives a better picture of the trauma. It’s time to stem the bleeding after that. You’ll lie down, pinch the lip, and calm down.
- Pinch Your Nose: Hold your nostrils crossed while breathing through the nose for ten to 20 minutes. This means that you stop bleeding from your nose. However, if it is very difficult to pinch your nose. If so, quickly put some ice. You’ll have to go to a hospital for that.1
As we described earlier, boxing is one of the sports with the most wounded, and a significant proportion of these are nose injuries. Let me say to you if you’re just wrestling, that you’re going to have your nose smashed. Unfortunately, the boxing nose and other nasal fractures come to the ground. They have been the warriors from the inception of the sport, and these injuries do not vanish because of the sport’s existence to strip off the other guy. This is just a required feature of our sport, but hopefully, you can do a few things to minimize the likelihood of a broken nose, such as massaging the cartilage of the nose and using headgear.