Traumatic Breast Injuries: Should You See a Doctor?
Avoiding Jogger's Nipple and Other Breast Injuries
Apart from not getting hurt in the breasts, the biggest reason is that using a well-made breast protector gives you confidence to be the best you can in your game. Modern breast and chest protection that meets relevant standards is sleek, anatomically correct and comfortable, and is worn under your sports gear in place of a sports bra unable to be detected. Because the breast protection encapsulates breasts, it is also very supportive, in fact QP Sport CoolGuard performed considerably better than leading sports bras during testing at the University of Portsmouth. Modern breast protectors often use a specially designed sports bra with a double fabric pocket over the chest area into which the plastic breast protector elements are inserted. This means there is no skin contact with the plastic protector. Some models of breast protector cover both breasts and upper chest with a single protector part. Other models cover just each breast with a pair of individual breast guards.
Breast pain may be due to normal cyclical changes in hormone levels or due to certain diseases. Cyclical hormonal changes are the most common cause of breast pain but a doctor should always be consulted to determine the cause of this symptom. Breast cancer is rarely the cause of breast pain, only accounting for 1.
A breast injury can result in breast contusion bruises , pain, and tenderness. These symptoms usually heal on their own after a few days. Causes of breast injury may include:. Read more: Why is there a yellow bruise on my breast?