R.I.C.E.

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R.I.C.E.
Should you be injured or have pain, and you're undecided as to what action should be taken, we
recommend R.I.C.E.
Rest
 Sit back and relax. Your participation in your sport may be limited.
Take it easy, follow the health professional’s advice so you may
return to play as soon as possible.
Ice
 Ice for 15-20 minutes using a bag of ice, or frozen vegetables. Yes, it
will be cold and may hurt, but pain symptoms from cold should
subside within 3 mintues.You may place a towel between the skin
and ice if too cold. CAUTION: Be aware of gel-like ice bags, they
may leak and cause chemical burns. Read and follow the directions
carefully on the package before applying.
Compression
 Wrap ice on the injury with an ace wrap. Start below the injury, overlap,
and finish above the injury. If fingers or toes start to turn blue, the wrap
is too tight! Loosen it.
Elevation
 Sit back or lie down, and elevate the injury above the heart.
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