It gives me a lot of anxiety, a lot of anxiety.
Okay, cups are really uncomfortable or so that’s what men tell me. So you really need one I’m Dr Rena Malik, urologist and pelvic surgeon and we’re going to talk about scrotal injuries, who should wear a cup and what to look for when buying a cup. Make sure you stay until the end because I will review some protectors available on the market for you today. And make sure you check out the description below to get some discounts as well.
The good news is that it is not very common to get hit in the scrum. They did a study where they looked at more than 3 million men who underwent trauma and they found that scrotal trauma was present at only about 2% or about 8000 men, but some studies have estimated that about half of these injuries caused by blunt trauma due to after sporting events. And some of these injuries can result in some pretty bad outcomes. The two big things we are worried about are one testicular torsion, where the testicle actually turns on itself and then can disrupt the blood flow to the testicle or you may have a testicular fracture where the outer lining or the tunica al Virginia of the testicle burst so that the tubes of the testicle can come out.
Typically, an injury to the testicles can be very, very painful, as many men have experienced being accidentally hit in the testicles from time to time. It is not a pleasant experience, as so many men have described to me. Things to look out for are if you have pain that persists for more than an hour after the injury or swelling, those that get significantly worse or turn black and blue. In those cases, you need to go to the emergency room to be evaluated. And what will typically happen when you get there is that you get an examination of the testicle. And very often it will also include an ultrasound of the testicle where they put some gel on the testicle and take a small ultrasound probe and put it on the testicle to see if the testicle is intact and if there is good blood flow to the testicle is. . The good news is that if you are in one of these awful conditions that require emergency surgery, which means you have a tear or a torsion 80% of the time if you get there soon enough, your testicle can be saved. So the most important thing is, do not procrastinate, but let us try to avoid completely in this awful situation.
There are certain types of sports that you will probably need to carry a cup with when you play or activities in which you participate. This includes anything where you might have a high-speed ball near your genitals, or if you were accidentally kicked in that area, such as martial arts. It therefore includes sports such as hockey, soccer, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, or of course mixed martial arts. But what exactly is a cup if you have never had one, it is a cup designed to fit your testicles in it that will prevent it from having any impact. It comes in a variety of different sizes to fit different heights and weights. You can wear it with three different types of fans which can be compression shorts, jock straps, or there are also certain specialized impact shorts. Typically, they will include a bag designed to hold the cup in place. Compression shorts are basically really fit underwear that can provide extra comfort. Jockstraps that many of you are familiar with have a cup area as well as an elastic band that goes around to keep things tight and in place. Impact shorts are specially designed to have not only a pocket for your cup, but also for thigh and hip protectors, so they can be a little more expensive than the other two options.
The most important thing about carrying a cup is that it should stay in place. Whether you are squatting, jumping, running, whatever activity you are going to do in that sport, it should not move, otherwise it is not going to be effective. So these cups can be made from a variety of different materials in the past they used to be made with steel. And now they are kind of these hard plastics and other different kinds of materials that we will talk about when we review some of the available options. There are also often flexible or softer cups available for less impact sports like football, where you are less likely to have a familiar high-speed ball from your genitals. Most cups these days are made from tough polymers or carbon fibers that tend to withstand any impact. Sometimes they also have a silicone lining or a gel pad lining to add to the comfort where it touches your skin and also offer a larger seal a few things to look out for when buying cups are to get out find if it is machine washable or hand washable so you do not destroy them. Also look for adjustable straps because you want them to fit your body shape and not all of them are created equal. So typically when you wear a jock strap when to put on some tight fitting underwear followed by the jock strap and then you want to put the cup in the jock strap on top of the compression underwear and then once you have worn it let you take a few steps to walk around do a few lunges make sure it stays in place so let’s go to the review of these cups we are going to review is called Diamond MMA and I have to say I like this a lot company. got the opportunity to talk to the founder of the company is a wonderful guy and they have an amazing Tic Tok, let’s look at one of them. O …
It gives me a lot of anxiety, a lot of anxiety. They sent me the stress ball, which is really cute little sperm, but I feel a little weird pushing it, you know, because some of my life work is to protect those guys. Anyway, these cups are made by Stanford engineers. They are made using military grade elastic with a polycarbonate core and they come with these compression underwear which is also kind of a jock band in one and very comfortable and easy to wear or so I am told and that was the kid ‘s version and the adult version are just like a regular compression underwear and they come in both adult and children sizes. They have this very soft part that touches the skin and helps with the seal there. And again, super, super hard. They do not break. Another amazing thing about them is that they participated in fundraising for the Testicular Cancer Foundation, of which I am, of course, a big supporter.