The R.I.C.E. treatment is recommended by health professionals for the early treatment of bone injury or acute soft tissue injuries such as a sprain or strain.It can be helpful for sports injuries ,closed fractures,and degenerative joint problems.
Immediate ice cold therapy treatment can slows circulation ,reducing inflammation ,muscle spasm and pain .
It is recommended for the first 48 hours after injury and follow the R.I.C.E. technique :
Rest: Take rest and avoid using the injured area.
Ice: Ice the injured area as soon as possible ,we recommend our gel ice packs ,this helps reduce inflammation,bleeding and bruising right away.
Compress:Wrap with a bandage, often keep an elastic bandage in the first aid kits .
Elevation: Keep the injury above your heart to decrease swelling.Elevate the injured part of the body above heart level.This provides a downward path for draining fluid back to the heart, which may reduce swelling and pain. Try to elevate the entire limb 6 to 10 inches above the heart so there is a complete downhill path. Lay down and use a pillow to help elevate the injured limb.
The primary goal of R.I.C.E. is to bring pain and swelling under control as quickly as possible.
Our health management is different from the general medical form. It advocates paying more attention to people than diseases, and more importantly, maintaining the overall health of the service objects.
It should be started as soon as pain and swelling occur and used until there is healing of minor injuries or until another treatment has been initiated for more complex problems.
When to Seek Medical Treatment
Too often, people with an acute injury do nothing with the hope that it will go away without any intervention. Many common acute injuries can be helped by R.I.C.E., especially when combined with over-the-counter pain relievers.
If your pain and swelling don't begin to go down after 48 hours, you should see your doctor.
Post time: Nov-25-2020