16 July 2010

Tackle acute injuries on the spot

Ignoring minor injuries now may lead to major damage later

Have you ever injured yourself on the sports field, only to be told to “walk it off” and get back in the game? Although it may seem to be working at the time, this advice is likely to cause more harm than good as continued exercise will only aggravate the injury and cause further tissue damage – easily avoided with rest and immediate treatment. 

 Many sportsmen swear by the RICE technique as the standard procedure to follow when treating an acute soft tissue injury. This not only decreases pain and swelling, but also helps to speed up the rate of recovery. 


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