Fissure of the nipple
|Fissure of the nipple|
|Other names||Jogger's nipple, Surfer's nipple|
|An irritated nipple, or jogger's nipple, acquired by a man while riding a bike on a warm day.|
|Causes||Chafing during physical exercise|
|Prevention||Running shirtless, Nipple patches, Sports bras|
|Frequency||2-16% of runners|
Fissure of the nipple, colloquially referred to as "jogger's nipple", is a condition that is the result of chafing of one or both nipples. This can occur in both men and women during physical exercise such as long-distance running where there is prolonged friction between the nipple and clothing. The issue is also commonly seen in surfers who do not wear rash guards or wetsuits.
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- Iain Brown. "Surfer's Nipple". Causes of Nipple and Breast Pain in Surfers. SurfersNipple.com. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2013.