Rice treatment is an easy formula to remember for overuse injury treatment. Any extreme or prolonged pain or swelling should be evaluated by qualified medical personnel.
1. Rest-Rest is necessary for proper healing to occur. Recommendations for rest depend upon the severity of the injury and vary from modifications of the exercise program to complete cessation.
2. Ice-Icing the injured area for about 20 minutes daily will help reduce the inflammation. Icing should stop when the skin begins to turn pink. Check with a physician or thletic trainer for proper use.
3. Compression-A firmly paced Ace bandage will also help reduce as swelling. Again,, check with the physician or thletic trainer for proper use.
4. Elevation-Keep the limb elevated above the heart to help reduce swelling and speed up recovery time.