Do you wear these while training/ grappling?
No, EarSplintz are meant to be worn after training when you experience ear pain. This compresses the cartilage preventing fluid build up and allows it to heal back together.
Are EarSplintz Reusable?
Yes, use them as often as you feel necessary. Once the mold sets they will hold for life and can be reused and taken with you wherever you go!
How do they relate to Draining?
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." EarSplintz are most beneficial if the ears are molded before the damage to the ear occurs so that it ensures cauliflower ear never develops at all. They are very neccesary after draining as well. Directly after draining you can then mold your ear to make sure it doesn't fill back up.
How long should we use this?
Typically you wear them till soreness subsides (from 30 minutes to overnight). All cases may differ, however. For mild relief from sore ears wear them out of the freezer for 15-20 mins to reduce inflammation. If your ears have been recently drained then you will most likely need to wear them for 2+ days straight to ensure the ear has healed completely and won't refill.
Is it comfortable to wear?
Cauliflower ear is very uncomfortable and painful but since these are molded to your ears they are the least painful option for compression (they may be painful after draining but for regular use they are pain-free).
Unlike magnets or other clamps that simply press down at varying strengths that do not match the shape of the ear, EarSplintz are custom to your ear and fit like a glove. They are firm enough to prevent fluid build up but not enough to cause pain. They are more than comfortable enough to sleep with.