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Self treatment guidelines for acute soft tissue injury*: 

An easy way to remember how to self-treat an acute sprain, strain, muscle pull, is to remember RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

  • Rest. Resting is important after an injury to protect from further injury. Also your body needs to rest so it has the energy it needs to heal itself effectively.

  • Ice. Ice can provide short term pain relief. It also limits swelling by reducing blood flow to the injured area.

  • Compression. Compression helps limit swelling, which slow down healing. Wrap the injured area- not too tightly- with an ACE bandage.

  • Elevation. Elevation also helps reduce swelling. Raise the injured area above heart level for best results.  

Consult with a physical therapist for more information.

*The information in this page is for information only and is not intended to serve as medical advice or consultation. Consult your personal health care professional before beginning self-treatment.



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