When caring for musculoskeletal injuries, what does RICE stand for?

How does this relate to me?
December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

R – Rest I – Ice C – Compression E – Elevation

Rest Rest means allow the injury time to heal limiting the stress of use.

Ice Reduces swelling and pain by reducing blood flow and loss.

Compression Reduces swelling which in inevitable, however to much swelling reduces function and increases pain.

Elevation Another mechanism to reduce swelling.

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