View Full Version : I Hate Heel Hooks
02-03-2007, 08:45 PM
Sprained ankle. :( Got stuck by one of the guys in Erik Paulson's gym and now I gotta cut from training and stuff and let it "heel." (God I crack myself up)
Anyway, My fight will be the third Saturday (probably the 24th) this month. So hopefully I'll be able to get back and train - any of you jiujitsu guys know of a way to quickly "heel" (I promise that's the last time) a slightly sprained ankle? I've already iced the piss out of it :(
02-03-2007, 11:28 PM
I remember the first time I got caught in a heel hook. Being a judo/karate guy I didn't know how to defend. My ankle popped out, then back in, and then I tapped :redface:
It was stiff for a few days but that's it. Used a neoprene ankle support for a few weeks after just to give me peace of mind.
I spent a lot of time training to defend/apply heel hooks after that.
02-04-2007, 12:57 AM
I know how to defend a heel hook, I just made the mistake of using my leg to throw a guy from Paulson's gym. Those guy are attracted to leg attacks like **** on stink. They love them. He took a tough fall and I thought it was over - and the next thing I knew, I was tapping. YEESH :(
02-05-2007, 10:17 AM
I just recently got comfortable doing heel hooks,ankle locks, ect. I like using them because they can be so sneaky.
02-05-2007, 11:22 AM
rest, 20min ice, 20 mins warm rest.
Leave one week, do nothing.
Then tape that ****er up like a mummy and train.
Don't laugh but some acupuncture might help. A friend of mine had pains even though the ankle had "healed". He had some acupuncture and the pain went away. You might try that but be sure to go to a reputable one as there seem to be alot of people in that profession who just sticks you full of needles and don't know what they are doing.
02-11-2007, 11:34 PM
Are you sure it was an actual heel hook? When a heel hook is applied correctly and turned it can destroy your knee, not your ankle. All the pressure is put on the knee.
That is why we don't do heel hooks when we roll, achilles locks and some toe holds yes, heel hooks no.
02-13-2007, 03:27 PM
Good point. I don't recall the heel hook ever hurting my ankle all that much, but my knee felt like ****.
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