I have been training bjj for 6 months and I'm not sure if I'm getting cauliflower ears.
The top/outside of my ear is fine but just beside the ear drum there is a swelling and it is sensitive to touch. been like that for about 2 weeks now. I have a few questions:
1) Do you think that is the begining of cauliflower ear or just a swelling from a blow to the ear?
2) what is the best form of protection? ear protectors/rugby caps etc
3) Do ear protectors protect 100% against cauliflower ears or can you still get it while wearing them?
4) are you allowed wear them in competition?
Thanks in advance for your help