We all know the acronym RICE like we know the words to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star“. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. You sprain your ankle, you RICE it. Tweaked your knee playing basketball? RICE.
Not anymore guys. It’s time we shifted are thinking away from RICE to a more effective method of recovering from injury. I’m not going to talk in-depth about the why behind it because I’m going to link you to two very well put together sources discussing in great detail why you have to drop the ice stat.
All I’m going to say on the matter is this: forget the ice. If you injure yourself and have a decent amount of swelling compress like crazy. Treat it like ice. 20 minutes on every hour. And start working through a pain free ROM as soon as possible.
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