RICE

After Injury


R – REST

Relative rest from activity. The degree of rest depends on level of usual activity

and severity of injury.

I – ICE

Apply ice, wrapped in a damp cloth, to area for maximum of 15 minutes Remove and repeat after an hour. Beware of ice if skin is broken, you are diabetic or suffer from poor circulation.

C – COMPRESSION

A compression bandage applied by a qualified individual prevents further swelling and bruising. This needs to be applied correctly or can cause further problems. A correctly sized and applied tubi-grip type bandage can help to decrease the swelling.

E – ELEVATION

Elevation with the limb well supported helps gravity to remove excess swelling.

R – REHABILITATION

Early intervention in the form of carefully applied stretches and subsequent strengthening exercises can speed recovery. Consult your local chartered therapist or ring the clinic for advise.

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