I recently changed to a semi-western grip (great, I might add...) but it gave me a big blister on the inside of my hitting thumb. The blister now has completely torn off the skin which is about the size of a quarter. Do you recommend covering it up and playing with some sort of band-aid, or do I play through the mild pain and risk it getting worse...or better? Before I get a lot of "suck it up, you wimp" replies, I can play through pain. I have competed in MMA and muay thai. I have had operations and pins in my hand, broken jaw, ribs, nose, etc. Just looking to be efficient with this not stupid. Thanks in advance.