Sports are often a big part of an active man’s life and are important for many in maintaining their overall physical health. Yet on occasion sports activities can be a cause of penis pain, definitely an unwanted consequence. Part of proper penis health includes thinking of ways to prevent and treat penis pain related to sports activities.

Sports injuries

Because sports by definition involve physical activity and contact (either with another person or with an object, such as a ball), there is always the potential for some form of injury. Fortunately, groin injuries make up only an estimated 2 to 5 percent of all sports injuries. Yet the penis pain that accompanies such an injury makes them well worth avoiding.

With that in mind, the following tips can help avoid penis injury from sports.

- Warm it up. One of the most common causes of sports-related penis pain is lack of sufficient warm-up before engaging in physical activity. This is especially true for those involved in track-related sports, or even simply jogging; however, it can apply just as easily to football, basketball, etc. Engaging in a range of stretching warm-ups can help prevent a "groin pull" that can cause long-lasting pain.

- Ride right. Many cyclists suffer from penis numbness, especially during long-distance races. The numbness is a problem in itself, but it can also cause a man to experience a physical injury in the groin without being aware of it. There are numerous things a man can do to help prevent this, including wearing properly padded bike shorts; angling the saddle and handlebars properly; shifting weight and standing up occasionally while riding; and shortening rides as necessary.

- Wear a cup. This is a no-brainer, but many guys - especially amateur athletes - neglect to wear a proper athletic cup, even when engaging in "rough" sports like football. It’s true that a jock can sometimes be a bit uncomfortable; however, the extra protection that it affords the groin is invaluable.

- Avoid the itch. Jock itch is a common issue for many athletes (whether they wear a cup or not). Penis skin issues can range from a minor annoyance to actual pain, so avoiding jock itch and other dermatological issues in the groin is key. Athletes can reduce the chances of jock itch by bathing after a practice or game; drying the area promptly and well after bathing; changing into fresh cotton underwear after engaging in sports; and not sharing towels or clothing with other men.


What about treating penis pain from sports injuries? Allowing the penis to rest is important; the period of rest time depends upon the severity of the injury. Applying something cold (a cold compress, a bag of frozen peas, etc.) for 10-15 minutes several times a day can also help. (Make sure to wrap the cold object in a cloth so that it does not come in direct contact with the penis skin.) Wearing briefs is also recommended, as that should lend more support to the organ.

Sports-related penis pain also will respond better to treatment if the organ is being kept in good overall health. Using a top-drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) can be a big plus here. First, make sure the chosen crème is going to keep the skin properly hydrated; this not only prevents dermatological issues but keeps the organ supple so that it resists irritation. A crème with both a natural moisturizer (such as vitamin E) and a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) is the best bet for hydration. In addition, find a crème with L-arginine. This enzyme aids in nitric oxide production, which in turn helps penile blood vessels to relax and expand, increasing oxygenation. A well-oxygenated penis is a much healthier organ. Regular use of Man1 Man Oil can help maintain proper manhood health and aid in recovery from common sports injuries involving the penis.