Health Tip: Muscle Injury?
Try the RICE method
(HealthDay News) - Many minor overuse injuries to muscles and tendons can be treated at home.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests the RICE method, which includes:
- Resting the injured area by avoiding exercise, sports or activities that may aggravate the injury until the pain subsides.
- Icing the area with an ice pack (protecting the skin) several times a day for about 20 minutes per session.
- Compressing the area by wearing an elastic compression bandage.
- Elevating the area, keeping it above the level of your heart.
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